Uzbekistan, USAID sign agreement to enhance cooperation in agriculture

Uzbekistan, USAID sign agreement to enhance cooperation in agriculture

Tashkent (UNA-OIC) – Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Agriculture and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Uzbekistan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration in agriculture through the recently launched USAID Agribusiness Development Project.

The document was signed by Uzbek Minister of Agriculture Jamshid Khodjayev and USAID Uzbekistan Mission Director Mikaela Meredith.

Khodjayev highly appreciated the support of the US Government in terms of technical assistance to the agricultural sector of Uzbekistan, development of the potential of value chains of agri-food systems.

USAID officials announced an additional $1 million in funding to support women in Uzbekistan’s agricultural sector.

The USAID Agribusiness Development Project, launched in July 2020, is a five-year project aimed at supporting the private sector in Uzbekistan’s agriculture through the introduction of new technologies and management practices throughout the fruit and vegetable value chain.

USAID works with Uzbekistan to diversify the country’s economy and increase regional trade, address serious health threats, including COVID-19, and build the government’s capacity to respond to population needs.

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