World Bank Conference on the Results of the Improving Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition Project
On June 15, 2023, a conference aimed at summarizing the results of the project: "Improving Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition" was held at the Sheraton Hotel, Bishkek. This conference was attended by the Head of the World Bank Office in the Kyrgyz Republic Naveed Hasan Naqvi, Minister of Agriculture of the Kyrgyz Republic A.S. Dzhanybekov, Director of the Project Implementation Unit "National Water Resources Management" supported by the World Bank U.T. Torogeldiev, Director of the Water Users Association "Toktomush" T. Kuchmuratov and Director of Water Users Association "Akzhol-Suu" I. Turdaliev.
The conference was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Kyrgyz Republic and the World Bank. The event was moderated by Ulanbek Turgunbekovich Torogeldiyev, Director of the Project Implementation Department.
The purpose of the conference was to inform the participants about the results achieved and the impact of the Improving Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition Project on selected target groups and regions of Kyrgyzstan. The project focused on:
- Rehabilitation and modernization of irrigation and drainage infrastructure,
- Improving crop yields through the provision of agricultural advice, fertilizer and seed distribution to farmers,
- Conducting measures aimed at improving nutrition among women of childbearing age (15-49) and children under the age of 2.
The M-Vector team made a presentation on the final evaluation of the project "Improving Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition". The conference presented results on yield and productivity of farm households, changes in irrigation system and access to irrigation and drainage systems, proportion of mothers and children with a diverse diet, level of sanitation and hygiene in project and control areas in rural areas.
During the event, participants also discussed dissemination of project results, impact of the results of the project "Improving Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition", maintenance of water resources and water management, as well as further cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Kyrgyz Republic with the World Bank in the areas of agricultural development, water resources and nutrition.