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  • 60% of the population of Kyrgyz Republic engages in agriculture, and therefore irrigation infrastructure is critical to livelihoods and food security. AKF has worked with water user associations and district water departments to rehabilitate over 85 irrigation canals, with a focus on conflict-prone, resource-scarce geographies.
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  • AKF promotes the use of Chinese-style solar greenhouses in remote, high-altitude communities. This technology enables farmers to extend the growing season, thereby increasing nutrition and income generation in the winter months.
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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.
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  • 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.
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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).