Participatory Extension Workshop in
Kumsangir jamoat, Kumsangir district.
USAID Cooperative Agreement
August 2013 – December 2015
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services (MEAS) Consortium
The FAST Extension Manual is available at: http://meas.illinois.edu/training-material/
Direct link: Manual
for the Feed the Future Tajikistan Household Farm Extension and Advisory System
Project Brief (click to download)
FAST Success Story: Onion Production in Yovon
Within the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future
Initiative, USAID’s Farmer Advisory Services in Tajikistan Program improves
the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in the Republic of Tajikistan by supporting
an agricultural extension and advisory system in Khatlon Province and
providing support for agrarian reform.
Situation and solution
The U.S. Government
Feed the Future Strategy for Tajikistan aims to better household food
security by improving nutrition and increasing family income for people in
the 12 districts of the Feed the Future geographic focus area in southern
The Farmer Advisory
Services in Tajikistan Program builds the capacity of local institutions and
community-based organizations and supports completion of effective agrarian
reform in that focus area of Khatlon Province and throughout Tajikistan.
whether run by households for themselves or as small commercial operations,
are the main source of subsistence and cash income for most people in
Tajikistan. Smallholder farmers need freer access to markets, improved
inputs, including more land, assured irrigation water, and easier access to
knowledge in order to operate their farms more efficiently and improve their
The program’s first
component is designing and building capacity for an agriculture extension and
advisory system. The extension system model, now undergoing development in
several districts, assists smallholder and household farmers to increase
and improve agricultural production for family consumption and sale.
component builds capacity on national and Khatlon provincial government levels
to improve the implementation of agrarian reform and development policies,
making possible real positive change in rural people’s lives.
Last updated: January, 2014
PRESENTATION given about FAST on May 23, 2014:
Update on the development of an agricultural extension and advisory system for Tajikistan