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WFP Vegetable Production Helps Abandoned Women Regain their Lives

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The most vulnerable women-headed households across Kyrgyzstan receive high quality seeds and technical know-how to start growing vegetables 

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 WFP helps abandoned women regain their lives with vegetables

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WFP’s vegetable production project targets the poorest women in the poorest regions to give them the best chance possible of breaking the poverty cycle that keeps them entrenched in deprivation

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This year, 1,977 vulnerable households (or an estimated 9,885 persons) from 65 villages nationwide are being provided with the technical know-how and seeds through a joint WFP/WB/UN Women project to start growing vegetables.

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Since the programme began in 2010 more than 4,000 vulnerable women-headed households across the country have received high quality seeds and technical training to stand on their own two feet.

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This woman from a southern Kyrgyz village joined a group of six other women and received 1,132 high-quality tomato seeds and 760 cucumber seeds.

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WFP will provide 425 metric tons of food through this joint WFP/WB/UN Women project to ensure the women have the time to plant, manage, and harvest their crops without having to forage for food or engage in other work to buy food.

Since the joint WFP/WB/UN Women vegetable production project began in 2010 more than 4,000 vulnerable women-headed households across the country have received high quality seeds and technical training to start growing vegetables for consumption and sale - bringing them hope for a better food security while regaining community respect.