Women farmers boost incomes with new greenhouses in Kyrgyzstan
- Written by TCA
BISHKEK (TCA) — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has assisted fifteen women farmers from mountainous areas of Osh and Naryn Oblasts in Kyrgyzstan to launch greenhouse vegetable production. In 1800 square meters of greenhouses they plan to grow cucumbers and tomatoes to sell during the off-season. These partnerships promote women’s entrepreneurship in agriculture and provide much needed additional income while also improving nutrition by making vegetables easily available to households in the community during times when access to vegetables is scarce, the US Embassy in Bishkek said on October 5.