Audit of USAID/Tajikistan’s Productive Agriculture Program.
Fiscal Year: 2011
Half of the people in Tajikistan depend on agriculture for their livelihood. Because most farmers cannot obtain adequate materials, resources, or technology, however, their yields and incomes are low.
Over the past 15 years, agricultural reform has made little progress, causing production to decline and rural livelihoods to deteriorate. The steady decline culminated during the food and energy crisis in the winter of 2007–8 with an appeal to donors from the Government of Tajikistan for emergency assistance.
Since the winter of 2009, people’s reliance on food aid has increased significantly, as agricultural production has remained low. To address this problem, USAID/Tajikistan has signed a 5-year, $9.8 million contract with ACDI/VOCA to implement the Productive Agriculture Program in Tajikistan.
The program aims to increase the productivity of traditional agricultural crops and raise farmers’ incomes by giving farmers access to new technologies, improving processing techniques, and establishing market linkages between farmer and consumer.
This audit will determine whether USAID/Tajikistan’s Productive Agriculture Program is increasing the productivity of traditional agricultural crops and expanding the agricultural profitability of farmers.
Source: Office of Inspector General - ANNUAL PLAN - FISCAL YEAR 2011
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