Food security: Kyrgyzstan and World Food Programme launch skill training
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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic agreed to develop training courses and coaching services related to techniques in agriculture, to improve the knowledge, livelihoods and food security of the poor and vulnerable across the country.
Under a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the Government and WFP will work with partners to design 64 short-term skills courses focused on such areas as improved agricultural techniques, food processing and preserving methods plus climate-change resilience activities.
Kyrgyz Government funding will be used to launch the new courses, to be included in the national vocational education system, across the country by the end of this year. Courses will be taught through vocational lyceums across the country. Classes will be scheduled throughout the growing season from February to October to support the attendees with knowledge and coaching.
The Times of Central Asia, 27 July 2016 – www.timesca.com