Kyrgyzstan

WFP Kyrgyz Republic Country Brief, September 2018

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In Numbers

263 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 84,278 cash-based transfers made
US$ 0 six months (October 2018 – March 2019) net funding requirements
40,880 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

  • As part of its activities, WFP in Kyrgyz Republic provides mini-processing equipment to targeted vulnerable communities to address food security needs through the reduction of post-harvest loss and value added agricultural production. For 2018, WFP has planned to open and launch a total of 16 mini- processing workshops on dairy processing, wool cleaning, drying fruits and vegetables. By the end of September, 10 workshops were launched and their products were supplied to local markets. On 17 September, WFP Country Director had an opportunity to attend the official opening of one of the dairy workshops in Lahol village in Naryn province. The opening event had the participation of the Governor of Naryn province and members of Parliament, who expressed appreciation to WFP for its valuable contribution towards the province’s rural development.

  • The national “Skills, Knowledge and Practice” (SKaP) Programme of short-term courses is aimed to improve the capacity of smallholders and their agricultural production. Between 26 April 2018, when the agreement was signed with the Government on the Country Strategy Plan, and September, WFP contracted 59 rural specialists from 8 vocational schools to provide practical consultations to farmers and to conduct training sessions at the village level. Since the start of the project in May, until September, 2,665 beneficiaries have received training in animal husbandry, computer and financial literacy, veterinary medicine, cooking and agronomy.

  • Between 5-7 September, the Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute (SIFI) management visited the Kyrgyz Republic. The mission visited two WFP pilot schools in Chui province and the FAO-supported Logistics Centre in Kemin district. The meeting with the Deputy Minister of Education and Science was organized by WFP where the Optimising School Meals collaboration was discussed.

  • WFP has been implementing the Cash-Based Transfer (CBT) Programme jointly with national partners in five target urban locations. Currently, over USD 120,000 has been distributed as cash entitlements among more than 900 vulnerable project participants. On average, each project participant receives USD 170 for participation in these asset creation activities and around USD 80 for capacity building and training activities.