World Bank to Support Kyrgyzstan’s Food Industry


The World Bank’s International Development Association will loan Kyrgyzstan $35 million to develop agro-food clusters in the Chui, Jalal-Abad, and Naryn regions.

Of that amount, $5 million is a grant, and $30 million is an interest-free loan for 12 years with a six-year grace period.

Kyrgyzstan’s deputy minister for water resources and agriculture, Kubat Kaseyinov, said the allocated money will be used to develop a dairy cluster in Chui and Jalal-Abad.

There are also plans to improve the seed system and breeding farms throughout the country. This includes providing equipment for seed farms, developing infrastructure, improving animal breeding policies and regulations, developing a national meat and dairy farming plan, and supporting selected breeding farms.