Tajikistan Public Employment for Sustainable Agriculture and Water Resources Management (PAMP)

Funding Agency Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFCRP)

Implementing Agency Ministry of Melioration and Water Resource Management

Budget: US$1,401,200,000.00

Country: Tajikistan

Start Year: 2010

End Year: 2011

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Description: Non-traditional Approaches to Addressing Risk and Vulnerability in AgricultureEurope and Central Asia Region. Need to facilitate employment and to increase food production; * Succession of shocks: Food price crisis followed by financial crisis (Russia and Kazakhstan are among the countries that suffered greatly as a result –also the largest employees of Tajikistan labor migrants); * Returning migrants:Reduction in remittance income and increase in aggregate demand for food; (Remittance income was about 50% of GDP) * A number of alternative proposals:In areas with high agriculture potential and widespread rural poverty --- Project is aimed: * To increase household food security in selected districts in Khatlon Oblast while generating temporary employment in the project area; * To establish public works programs as means to generate temporary employment; * To renovate irrigation and drainage infrastructure as means to increase agricultural productivity and food production; * To improve water resource management policy in order to complement and extend Government’s efforts to mitigate the effects of the financial crisis and the food crisis on the rural poor.

Sector: Water

Beneficiaries: Ministry, Oblast & Raion Vodkhoz