How Kyrgyzstan is scoring a first for the World Food Programme

A pilot WFP project is empowering local smallholder farmers by helping them to produce wheat — and then buying it off them

Aichurek Zhunusova
Nov 22, 2019 · 4 min read
Raking it in? Not quite — Nuradin has to set low prices in a competitive market. Photo: WFP/Aichurek Zhunusova
Egemberdievs family sorting out wheat after harvesting. Photo: WFP/Aichurek Zhunusova
Children playing with wheat. Photo: WFP/Aichurek Zhunusova
WFP employees giving community consultations for the project participants. Photo: WFP/Aichurek Zhunusova
Through the project, Nuradin sold his wheat for higher than the market price — he’s already sold over 100 tons. Photo: WFP/Aichurek Zhunusova
After the flour is milled and fortified it is packaged in bags for further distribution. Photo: WFP/Aichurek Zhunusova
Wheat is a staple food in Central Asia and makes up approximately 20% of the local diet. Photo: WFP/Aichurek Zhunusova
Using the traditional way of cleaning the wheat under the hot sun. Photo: WFP/Aichurek Zhunusova

Learn more about WFP’s work in Kyrgyzstan.

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