Rehabilitation of 1500 Hectares of Land in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Agro-Input Enterprise Development Project with support of Kumtor Company will rehabilitate 1500 hectares of land in Issyk-Kul oblast, Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan Agro-Input Enterprise Development Project (KAED)

Kumtor Company and Kyrgyz Agro-Input Enterprise Development (KAED) Project, implemented by International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), launched a joint project on rehabilitation of two sites with a total acreage of 1,500 hectares in Svetlaya Polyana and Jeti-Oguz rural councils, Issyk-Kul oblast. The launching ceremony was held on April 16, 2014 in Svetlaya Polyana rural council, Issyk-Kul oblast. It is planned to complete rehabilitation works by end of August 2014.


Kumtor Company allocated 242,000 U.S. dollars for rehabilitation works. KAED project and local farmers will invest expertise and labor in an approximate amount of 80,000 U.S. dollars. The activity is aimed at rehabilitation of irrigation systems and soil fertility restoration, both of which are necessary to bring the land back to production.


The rehabilitation works and agricultural productivity improvement are expected to benefit at least 3,500 farmers in the region. After land rehabilitation, farmers would be able to increase their yields of wheat, barley and perennial grasses. It will be possible to grow other crops, such as potatoes, oilseeds, pulses, garlic.

Partners

  • Kumtor Gold Company

    Goods Supplier
    Kyrgyzstan | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Kumtor Gold Company is the operator of the Kumtor project responsible for the entire production cycle. The Kumtor open pit mine, located in the Kyrgyz Republic, is the largest gold...

  • International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

    Institute
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    For more than 36 years, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has focused on increasing and sustaining food security and agricultural productivity in over 100 developing...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

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Key Information

LocationCentral Asia, Kyrgyzstan
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2010
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 252 Thousand
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