Tajikistan

Country Profile
Tajikistan
In Tajikistan, Feed the Future is targeting investments in specific regions for maximum impact. These statistics reflect the realities of Tajikistan and the results of Feed the Future’s work there.
Population
8.2
Million
Number of people who live in Tajikistan (World Bank, 2013)
Poverty
47.2
Percent
Percentage of population living below the national poverty line (World Bank, 2009)
Stunting
26.2
Percent
Percentage of children suffering from stunting across Tajikistan (DHS, 2012)
Rural
73
Percent
Percentage of population living in rural Tajikistan (World Bank, 2013)
GDP
7.4
Percent
Annual GDP growth. Agriculture accounts for 27 percent of added value (World Bank, 2013)
Farmers
9.8
Thousand
Producers using new technology and skills with Feed the Future’s help in FY13
Sales
$1.7
Million
Value of Feed the Future farmer sales in FY13
Nutrition
1.87
Thousand
People trained in child health and nutrition in FY13
Land
76.6
Thousand
Hectares tended with improved technologies or management practices in FY13
Investment
$1.3
Million
New private investment leveraged by Feed the Future in FY13
Agriculture accounts for 75 percent of employment and over a quarter of GDP in Tajikistan

Located in Central Asia, Tajikistan is a post-conflict, post-Soviet country with significant food security needs: Almost half the population lives below the national poverty line and many women and children are undernourished.

Yet there is tremendous opportunity for improving agriculture and nutrition through the Tajik government’s leadership and partnership with development partners, the private sector, and other stakeholders. Seventy-three percent of Tajikistan’s population lives in rural areas, a majority of whom is engaged in agriculture. Across the country, agriculture accounts for 75 percent of employment and over a quarter of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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Results by the numbers*

  • More than 9,800 farmers and other producers applied new technologies and management practices (including water management) for the first time on more than 76,600 hectares of land with Feed the Future’s help
  • Feed the Future-supported farmers and producers sold more than $1.7 million (USD) worth of agricultural products
  • Feed the Future leveraged more than $1.29 million (USD) in new private investment in food and agriculture in Tajikistan
  • U.S. Government

The Government of Tajikistan is committed to implementing a progressive set of agricultural reforms to address food security and nutrition. Its food security strategy is reflected in the Agrarian Policy Concept and Food Security, the Agriculture Investment Plan, and other documents and laws. With donor support, the government is building on this work to develop a focused land, water and agrarian reform program.

In partnership with the international community, the Government of Tajikistan is advancing reforms that will ensure that farmers have secure and marketable land-use rights, allow farmers to make market-driven decisions, increase the role for community-based water users’

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Target Regions

Map of Feed the Future target regions in Tajikistan