Helvetas supports farmers in the improvement of their income and diversification of their nutrition intake, through adapted agricultural concepts and services and strengthened linkages between small family-run or craft-based businesses, local and national markets and buyers abroad.
Helvetas has been engaging for almost ten years in the working area of rural economy in Tajikistan. During these years, the Local Market Development and Organic Value Chain Development projects were successfully implemeted and gradually merged into the AgroMarkets Program.
The AgroMarkets Program (AM) has the poverty oriented and programmatic approach and it's overall objective is to improve farmers' income and livelihoods and diversify their nutrition intake through adapted agricultural concepts and services and strengthened linkages, including rural-urban linkages between small family-run or craft-based local businesses, local and national markets and buyers abroad.
The AM Program started operating in two marketsheds and consist of two sub-projects: Markets for Mountains in the Rasht valley and Organics to Markets in Sughd province.
target groups acquire improved capacities with regard to agricultural production practices, entrepreneurial skills and marketing.