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PRESS RELEASE

Dushanbe, November 19, 2019

The UNDP-implemented regional project “Aid for Trade for Central Asia” is designed in line with Finland’s Development Policy programme and UNDP’s development vision. It promotes inclusive, green economic growth through promoting trade and enhancing national competitiveness and sustainable development, by helping poor and vulnerable communities to share in the gains from trade. Therefore, the Aid for Trade project supports countries and governments to increasingly move into high quality products which allow for easier market entry (lower volumes) and better impact on equality (premium prices). Within the framework of this project for the implementation of the sub-project «Development of honey and mung beans Value Chains in Tajikistan» UNDP attracted International Charity Public Organization «Jovid». The 13-month sub-project began in November 2019 and will work in the following target areas:

for mung beans – Hamadoni and Shaartuz regions

for honey – Rasht, Tojikobod, Sangvor and Lahsh regions.

It is expected that according to the results of the implementation of this sub-project, at least, the following results will be achieved:

  1. Marketing research and analysis of foreign and domestic markets in terms of searching for potential buyers of target products has been carried out. Potential buyers have been identified, direct links between manufacturers and potential buyers for the supply of target products have been established and manufacturers are connected with potential buyers. A list of potential buyers with their contact details has been prepared and submitted to mung beans and honey producers.
  2. The necessary equipment / mechanisms / machinery / tools applicable for the production of honey and mung beans is determined, and the specification of the necessary equipment with all technical and price parameters is prepared and provided.
  3. The potential of target groups (especially women’s groups) for processing / packaging of products was analyzed / created, and at least 2 potential groups for creating mini shops for each target product were created.
  4. At least 2 business plans, including marketing development plans for mini-shops for processing each target product, have been developed and provided.
  1. At least 160 farmers / beekeepers have been trained and improved their knowledge and skills in the production of mung beans and honey through participation in trainings, consultations, field days, open days, etc.
  2. The productivity of mung beans (tons per 1 ha) of farmers, who received support, increased by at least 15% compared with the data for 2018.
  3. The productivity of bee colonies (kg per 1 family) of supported beekeepers by increased by at least 15% compared with the data for 2018.
  4. The gross harvest of mung beans (in tons) of supported farmers increased by at least 15% compared with the data for 2018;
  5. The volume of honey produced (in tons) of supported beekeepers increased by at least 15% compared with the data for 2018.
  6. Sales of mung beans / honey produced by supported farmers / producers increased by at least 10% per year compared with data for 2018.
  7. At least 4 contracts for the supply of target products are concluded with retailers / buyers.

For more information, contact Ramazon Nurmamadov, Sub-project Manager:

tel: (+992 3451) 5 02 67, e-mail: ramazon.nurmamadov@jovid.tj

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