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22 Oct 2018 description


  • Wheat production in 2018 forecast at below average level

  • Cereal imports forecast to increase in 2018/19

Cereal output in 2018 forecast at below average level

28 Aug 2018 description

AHAL/DASHOGUZ/MARY, Turkmenistan – Newlyweds Jahan and Dayanch sat in the waiting room of a small health clinic, about to do something extraordinary – they were about to receive a check-up of their reproductive health.

Such a concept is largely unheard of in rural Turkmenistan, where women tend to wait until they experience a problem before seeking care. 

11 Jul 2018 description
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The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the fifth periodic report of Turkmenistan on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

30 Nov 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme


The severe economic crisis, triggered by the collapse in global energy prices in 2015-16, has put the government under tremendous pressure. Reports of wage arrears, wage cuts and layoffs in the public sector, and rampant inflation in the prices of consumer staples have multiplied since early 2016. In June 2017 The President Mr. Berdymukhamedov announced that the government would cease to provide free electricity, gas and water to the population, except for those most in need.

27 Oct 2017 description

By Joshua deLara on October 26, 2017

Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan, sits in a category 4 seismic zone. A 7.3 MMS earthquake in 1948 leveled the city, leaving only three buildings standing, and killed an estimated 160,000 people. Recognizing that a detailed map of the city would be crucially important in the event of another such calamity, U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan Allan Mustard and his wife, Ann, began spending evenings and weekends mapping Ashgabat early in 2015 using Open Street Map (OSM) and data collected on their GPS navigator.

13 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

ASHGABAT, 13 October 2017 – Today, on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Ministry of Education in partnership with UNICEF presented the package of the Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR) national education materials.

22 Aug 2017 description

Ashgabat, 18 August 2017: UNDP and the State Committee for Nature Protection and Land Resources jointly with partners at national and local level discussed the final results of the project “Addressing Climate Change Risks to Farming Systems in Turkmenistan at National and Community Level” funded by the Adaptation Fund.

07 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Europe and Central Asia Country risk profiles

27 Jun 2017 description

Lebap, Dashoguz, 1-25 June 2017: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) scales up its programme on climate change and adaptation by expanding it work to the new regions of Turkmenistan to building resilience of the local population to effects of climate change.

16 May 2017 description

Ashgabat, 16 May 2017: The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) conducted a series of three workshops with participation of more than 60 representatives of national agencies and local public associations to discuss preliminary results of vulnerability assessment and adaptation to climate change in local communities of Lebap and Dashoguz regions.

05 May 2017 description

Turkmenistan -The Central Asian country of Turkmenistan has recently adopted a national action plan on combating human trafficking in March. Alongside this development has come a focus on human rights issues including migrants’ rights.

25 Apr 2017 description

Ashgabat, 20 April 2016: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Defense of Turkmenistan Civil Defense Department presented a new project proposal on disaster risk reduction 2017-2020 during the working meeting with line ministries.

The project will help align Turkmenistan's efforts with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

14 Apr 2017 description

Ashgabat, 28 March - 4 April 2017: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a study visit to Israel for seven experts of the national agencies of Turkmenistan. The study tour took place under the project “Supporting climate resilient livelihoods in agricultural communities in drought-prone areas of Turkmenistan” funded by the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) of the Global Environment Facility.

01 Feb 2017 description


  • Prospects for 2017 winter wheat favourable

  • Wheat production increased in 2016

  • Cereal imports forecast to decline in 2016/17 reflecting high domestic production

Prospects for 2017 winter crops favourable

22 Nov 2016 description

Bruce Pannier

"Bullets are constantly landing in our village and if we had any chance to leave, we would."

That's how a resident described the situation in Marchak, a Turkmen village located just across the border from Afghanistan.

According to Turkmenistan's government, however, the description given to RFE/RL's Turkmen Service, known locally as Azatlyk, is not true.

17 Nov 2016 description

WASHINGTON D.C., 17 November 2016 – Best practices and know-how technologies for preparing and responding to natural disasters and environmental emergencies were the focus of an OSCE-organized study visit of Turkmen officials to the United States that concluded in Washington D.C. today.

19 Jul 2016 description

Ashgabat, 14-18 July 2016: Thirty representatives of the three areas of the Adaptation Fund-funded project “Addressing Climate Change Risks to Farming Systems in Turkmenistan at National and Community Level” came together for a four-day training to share and discuss their current water use practices and to learn how to establish water users’ groups (WUGs) where the groups will take over the management of water from government institutions.

10 Feb 2016 description


  • Wheat production estimated above five-year average in 2015
  • Cereal imports decline in 2015/16, while exports increase to record level

Wheat production estimated above five-year average in 2015

19 Sep 2015 description


  • Increased cereal production expected in 2015 due to favourable weather conditions

  • Cereal imports for 2015/16 marketing year are forecast to decrease from last year’s high level

Cereal production in 2015 is expected to recover from last year’s reduced output