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  • With the help of AKF’s Mountain Societies Development Support Programme, small-scale farmers in Kyrgyz Republic have constructed cold climate Chinese-style solar greenhouses, which are contributing to increased dietary diversity and improved nutrition in the region by growing vegetables during the winter even when temperatures drop as low as -20 C.
    AKDN / Jean-Luc Ray
  • Since 2006, AKF has constructed or rehabilitated 85 irrigation canals benefiting more than 50,000 households and improving more than 56,000 hectares of agricultural land in Naryn and Osh oblasts.
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  • Since 2006 AKF has worked to strengthen opportunities for women to operate small enterprises. It provided training and equipment to female entrepreneurs in order to increase production, and improve quality and marketing.
    AKF KR
  • In Osh Oblast, AKF has trained nearly 4,000 farmers in new cultivation techniques and technologies for potatoes, fodder, orchards and new crop varieties such as cabbage.
    AKF KR
  • One of the aims of the Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP) is to increase locally generated income by improving livestock productivity and quantity.
    AKDN / Thomas Kelly
Rural development

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)’s rural development activities in Kyrgyzstan are implemented by the Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (which was registered in 2006).