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6 million
of people live on less than US$1.3 a day
of the poorest families live in remote rural areas

What the World Food Programme is doing in Kyrgyzstan

  • School meals

    WFP has created a sustainable, cost-effective model which the Government has replicated to further expand the reach of the programme, currently covering 450 primary schools across the country. Every day, children receive one hot, nutritious meal comprising soups or cereal porridges, fresh pastries and vitamin-rich drinks. WFP provides fortified wheat for the meals as well as technical assistance and trainings for school cooks.
  • Support for smallholder farmers

    WFP provides vulnerable families with food or cash as they build or rehabilitate productive assets, or undergo skills trainings, including on farming techniques, sustainable management of natural resources, post-harvest storage, processing and marketing. WFP has a special focus on empowering women, who make up a large proportion of the rural workforce but tend to work in lower-end value chains with less predictable incomes.
  • Resilience building

    In areas prone to disasters and climate change risks, WFP provides food or cash to communities as they participate in activities that improve their disaster preparedness and mitigate climate-related risks. WFP also provides technical assistance to local government authorities to enhance community-level risk profiling and planning, disaster preparedness, mitigation and response, as well as climate adaptation.
  • Capacity strengthening

    WFP supports institutions at the central and decentralised levels to improve their capacities to manage food security and nutrition issues. This includes improving the coverage, effectiveness and quality of social safety nets to promote equal access to benefits and reduce inequality, including through the institutionalization of WFP-supported systems and approaches such as school meals and productive safety nets.

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Partners and donors

Achieving Zero Hunger is the work of many. Our work in Kyrgyzstan is made possible by the support and collaboration of our partners and donors, including:



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