Organic Agriculture Policy-Implementation Support and Capacity Building in the Kyrgyz Republic

Jaralitis

Project Timeline:

Feb 2021 - Dec 2022

Funded by:

Korea Institute for Development Strategy (KDS) on behalf of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

Implementing Target Country:

Kyrgyzstan

 

The agricultural condition of the Issyk-Kul Oblast region is challenged by climate change, soil degradation, deforestation, biodiversity loss, low technology on cash cropping with organic practices, and lack of organic market access.

As such the project's purpose is to look at strengthening the capacity of climate change adaptation, cooperative production, and marketing strategy needs which need to be strengthened according to the institutional establishment of organic agriculture certification and market. This is in line with the government of the Kyrgyz Republic that has selected a new economic growth model focused on tourism, organic agriculture, and clean energy utilized with a geopolitical position as a member country of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). 

The project has several components:

  • Organic Experts’ Training of Trainers (ToT) and On-Farm Organic Capacity Building Training for farmers,
  • Establishment of the Organic Agricultural Value Chain: consulting for the organic cooperatives, post-harvest management, and marketing for local and export markets, and
  • Establishment of Infrastructure for Organic Agricultural Production and Post-harvest Management, including village and/or cooperative-level pilot projects. 

Goal

To improve the farm household’s income from the value chain strengthened and organic agriculture (SDGs: 2 - Zero Hunger, 12-  Sustainable Development, 13 - Climate Action).

 

Objectives

To build the organic policy development and management capacity of the stakeholders joining the training, increasing their knowledge on global and regional organic agriculture for the project area and associated crops, strengthen the facilitation capacity of the trainers to increase the multiplier effect of on the ground service providers to continue with the training and pilot project/rural development participation. 

 

Contact: Patricia Flores (p.flores@ifoam.bio)