The EU, in close cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), designed the “Enhanced Competitiveness of Tajik Agribusiness Project” (ECTAP) to develop Tajik agri-food value chains, increase the competitiveness of agri-food enterprises and improve their quality and product marketing. The Frankfurt School team provided support to the Tajik agricultural sector from farm to fork, covering food production, processing and consumption processes. Integrated in this approach were the primary objectives of enhancing environmental, economic, social and nutritional health and extending support to women in particular.
Frankfurt School implemented the ECTAP Project and worked intensively with stakeholders across six value chains: beef and dairy, vegetables, fruits, honey, poultry and goats. Highlighted achievements include:
i) Capacity building of more than 1,697 farmers (inseminators, extension service providers and veterinarians benefitted from the capacity building efforts);
ii) Establishing five demonstration plots with live demos and trainings;
Learn more about the project from its official website - www.ectap.org/.