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Success Stories

Successful projects are often the inspiration for new green investment opportunities. The examples provided here demonstrate what has already been achieved with project’s support, expertise and financial tools.

Tajik entrepreneur invested in an oil pressing machine to reach higher performance and productivity

30.12.2021 -

Mr. Zafar Vakhobov is an individual entrepreneur from the Sughd Region of Tajikistan. After working in the Russian Federation after his graduation, he decided to return home and set up his own business. The company was established in 2014, in the Mastchoh district, Obburdon Jamoat and is producing a cottonseed oil. The company has currently 15 workers in total,

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Intensive orchard with drip irrigation system – efficient water use and nutrient delivery system for growing crops

28.09.2021 -

Drip irrigation is an efficient and economical way to water garden and orchard. Commonly used in drier areas of the country, drip irrigation is becoming more popular in Tajikistan. Mr. Nuraliev Davlamad is an experienced farmer from the Shamsiddin Shohin district. He works as a tractor driver and provides ploughing services to neighbouring farms. Dehkan

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Investment into plastic pipes helps a female entrepreneur improve water conservation and productivity

28.09.2021 -

A female entrepreneur from Tajikistan invested in a PVC pipeline in order to have regular access to water sources for irrigation for the land and to increase yields. Ms. Shokirova Khosiyat works with her family and hires neighbours for seasonal work on 36 hectares of land. About 70% of workers are women who help with

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Tajik farmer grows early watermelons after investing in drip irrigation system

28.09.2021 -

A farmer from Tajikistan invested in a drip irrigation system to grow watermelons and further export them to the Baltics and Russian Federation. As a hydraulic engineer, Mr. Akhmedov Khamid from Balkhi district is quite interested in innovative technologies, especially in various irrigation systems. In 2019, he attended the agricultural exhibition and learned about innovative

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Tajik farmer increases farming productivity with investments in an orchard on a hill slope, modern tractor and sprayer

28.09.2021 -

A farmer invests in an orchard on a hill slope, energy-efficient tractor and a mounted sprayer to boost overall production and to prevent soil erosion. Mr. Rajabov Nuzuliddin manages a 20-hectare farm and rents additional 4.2 hectares in Hisor, one of the agricultural regions of Tajikistan. Hisor valley is known to be a core agricultural

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With the support of GEFF Tajikistan, female farmer invests in a more fuel-efficient tractor

28.09.2021 -

A female farmer from Sangoba village of Nosiri Khusrav invests in a new MTZ 82.2 tractor, which is 20% more fuel-efficient compared to her old tractor. Ms. Baymuradova works with 8 members of her family in a 3-hectare farm and additionally rents another 2 hectares. She grows different fruits, onion, cotton, corn and wheat. Her

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Water efficient irrigation system supports land development in the Southern Tajikistan

12.08.2020 -

Mr. Ravshan Hojibekov works with his 10 family members on 4.8 hectares of farm land. He is a farmer with 15 years of experience from the Qubodiyon district, which is located 170 km to the southwest from the capital city Dushanbe. Although the district has favourable climate and abundance of land resources, farmers are not

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A new orchard on a hill slope prevents soil erosion and protects a village

12.08.2020 -

Mr. Karomatullo Ismatov is a farmer with 20 years of experience and manages 3.8 hectares of land. The farm is located in the Tursunzoda district, which is well-known for its high-quality grapes. Considering the comparative advantages of production of grapes in this region, he has decided to shift 1 hectare of land for the planting

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Modern cold storage leads to offer fresh fruits for Tajik and foreign consumers

12.08.2020 -

LLC Zarnisori Shahrinav is one of the leading agricultural companies in the Shahrinav district with 200 hectares of orchards with grapes, apples, plums and sweet cherries. Currently, the company offers 220 permanent jobs, including 55 for female workers. To expand and further diversify his business, Mr. Bahodur Sadriddinov, head of LLC Zarnisori Shahrinav had decided

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Innovative greenhouse creates an income opportunity for a Tajik farmer

11.08.2020 -

Mr. Ramazon Khojaniyazov is a farmer with over 10 years of experience in cultivating various vegetables on his family farm in the Balkhi district with 5 other family members. Mr. Khojaniyazov attended one of the GEFF Agri-advisory sessions at the GEFF Partner Financial Institution and learnt about the benefits of improving farming technologies. He decided

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Tajik agricultural company benefits from investment into energy saving machinery

11.08.2020 -

LLC Abdurauf Yusupov is one of the biggest agricultural companies located in the Hisor district with 228 employees where more than 50% of them are female. The company gradually developed its dairy value chain business, through growing and storing of fodder to the production of high-quality milk. The farm has a total area of 1,208

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Tajik entrepreneur invests in a modern energy efficient cold storage system

08.05.2020 -

Mr. Fathiddin Raupov has been selling construction materials in the Hisor market in central Tajikistan for the last 15 years. He was looking for an opportunity to diversify his business and increase his income. Mr. Raupov approached one of the EBRD’s partner banks for a loan of US$ 18,570 and invested in a cold storage

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Drainage system allows a Tajik female farmer to use less water and stabilise soil

08.05.2020 -

Ms. Balkhumor Mengliqulova manages a 5-hectare farm, cultivating wheat, cotton and vegetables in the Yovon region in southern Tajikistan. Due to increasing groundwater levels, farms in this region face the risk of over-watering of its crops as well as soil salinization. This has affected plant growth and water quality, resulting in lower crop yields. Ms.

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Improving production with a modern greenhouse for a female Tajik farmer

08.05.2020 -

Ms. Tojimatova has been growing vegetables including tomatoes and cucumbers on her farm for more than 20 years. Her farm is located in the Tursunzoda district, a rapidly developing region due to increased border trade with Uzbekistan. She saw this as an opportunity to grow her business. Ms. Tojimatova approached one of the EBRD’s partner

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Experienced farmer boosts production of vegetable crops thanks to a modern greenhouse

08.05.2020 -

A Tajik farmer invested in a greenhouse to boost production of tomatoes and cucumbers and become more environmentally friendly by reducing his water consumption. With more than 20 years of farming experience, Mr. Abdurasul Jalilov from the Tursunzoda region has been cultivating vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, carrots and onions together with his family.

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Mechanization supports a Tajik farmer’s vision to export dried apricots to regional suppliers

08.05.2020 -

Mr. Gulomjon Ismoilov manages a 6-hectare farm in B.Gafurov, one of the agricultural regions in Tajikistan producing dried fruits and nuts for wholesale trade and export. As a trained economist, he took over the farm management 8 years ago from his parents and was keen to boost its productivity and improve overall farm operations. Mr.

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A female Tajik farmer improves productivity with a new tractor

08.05.2020 -

Ms. Shamsikhol Sultonova is the most established female farmer in her village Aivoch, located in the southern part of Tajikistan. Managing 20 permanent workers where more than 50% are female, she owns 15 hectares of land for planting cotton and additionally rents 20 hectares of land for cotton production. Currently, she procures external tractor machinery

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