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Dairy workshop opened in high-mountain Lakhol village, Naryn region

A mini workshop for production of dairy products was opened in Lakhol village of Naryn region. The press service of the UN World Food Program reported.

WFP supported the initiative of local authorities to open a workshop that could provide residents with bio and fresh dairy products. Thanks to the workshop, jobs will appear and the nutrition of the local population will improve.

The village was provided with the necessary equipment, furniture and overalls for the mini workshop for more than 1 million soms with the support of the government of Japan.

«Opening of the dairy workshop in Naryn region is an important and symbolic stage in the development of the region. Animal husbandry is developed here, eco-friendly dairy products are produced, and now several local villages are provided with yoghurts, cheeses, sour cream. We support the development of the local economy and will help the farmers improve production,» said WFP Country Director Andrea Bagnoli.

Kara-Kuzhur rural administration consists of Lakhol and Dzher-Kochku villages. About 2,800 people live there. Due to severe climatic conditions, almost all residents are engaged in livestock breeding. There are about 3,000 cows in two villages. The expected volume of processing of the mini workshop in Lakhol ranges from 100 to 1,000 liters of milk per day, depending on season.

In 2018-2019, at least 20 mini workshops for the processing of dairy products, drying and canning of fruits and vegetables, processing of wool had been opened in all regions of Kyrgyzstan with the support of WFP and the financing of Japan and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).