Resource Efficiency in Agri-food Production and Processing (REAP)

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
Funding sources
European Union
€ 2.958.871 (EU contribution: 80%)
March 2020 – March 2024
Thematic area
Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) practices in the agri-food production
General information

While agriculture plays a major role in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, food insecurity and a strong dependence on food imports increases vulnerability to climate change and geopolitics. In Uzbekistan, the share of small businesses (Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises - MSMEs) in gross agricultural production is 98.1%.  The export of Uzbek agricultural products increases from year to year. As for processing and intermediate storage, Uzbekistan is in the top twenty countries in terms of cold storage. In Tajikistan more than 60% of the population lives in the rural areas. The country’s natural resource base is weak and, due to remaining agricultural inefficiencies of the Soviet system, declined productivity poses severe challenges for its food security. Business is constrained and a key condition for improving economic growth and investment involves improving the business environment in agri-food processing by introducing more efficient production techniques.

  • MSMEs in the agri-food production and processing industries

  • Local business consultants

  • National and international financing institutions

  • Ministries, executive agencies and local authorities

  • Industry clusters & associations for agri-food production and processing


The action seeks to improve sustainability in the agri-food production and processing industries in two ways:  

  • Targeting fast, cost-efficient SCP measures, showcasing the business case of such measures and creating a win-win mind-set in MSMEs; 

  • Building MSMEs capacity to deal innovatively with challenges in natural resource shortages and creating ecosystems for SCP and supply-chain integration.

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SDGs related to your action:   

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy: Improve energy efficiency & foster renewable energy usage in industries.

  • SDG 8 - Decent work and economic growth: Promote safe and secure working environments to create decent work for all.

  • SDG 9 - Industry, innovation & infrastructure: Sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

  • SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

  • SDG 13 - Climate action: Improve access to finance and strengthened capacities of financial institutions and policy makers for climate smart mechanisms and frameworks.

  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan
National Association of Small and Medium Business of Tajikistan
adelphi Research gGmbH
Austria Recycling - Verein zur Förderung Recycling und Umweltschutz in Österreich von
STENUM Asia Sustainable Development Society
TERI - The Energy and Resources Institute

Project manager – Ms. Valeriya Orlova


Tel.: +7 727 265 43 33 (ext. 185)



Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan 

National Association of Small and Medium Business of Tajikistan   

   STENUM Asia Sustainable Development Society     

   Austria Recycling - Verein zur Förderung von Recycling und Umweltschutz in Österreich 

TERI - The Energy and Resources Institute 


                                              adelphi Research gGmbH