Description: ELSOFP Central Asia Project Consortium is supporting the competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the agri-forest-food sector of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan through increasing the efficiency and sustainability of production and processing of food products from smallholder farming and forest management operations. Promoting the sustainable management of natural resources, in particular of agricultural, forest and pasture lands, through organic production practices, which reduce adverse impacts on climate change and enhance natural biodiversity compared to intensive agriculture practices. Establishing sustainable high-quality value chains for Central Asian food products to EU markets through improving collaboration and coordination of stakeholders along the value chain.
Beneficiaries: - Local farmers and forest users;
- local communities, rural women and youth;
- Local providers of advisory services;
- Central Asian food MSMEs, traders and export retailers;
- Consumers from Europe and Central Asia.