The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Tajikistan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deepen their cooperation on addressing food and nutrition security for 2023 to 2026, according to WFP Tajikistan.

The Memorandum of Understanding was reportedly signed here yesterday by Adham Musallam, WFP Representative and Country Director in Tajikistan, and Sirojiddin Muhriddin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan.

This MoU lays the groundwork for WFP’s Tajikistan Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for 2023–2026, which aligns with the country’s national goals of improving food and nutrition security, strengthening capacities, and providing technical support for the government’s social protection programs.

“The new Country Strategic Plan, valued at USD$ 91 million, is designed to support the government’s priorities for achieving food security and broadening access to high-quality nutrition by 2030,” said Adham Musallam, WFP Representative and Country Director in Tajikistan.  “Under the new CSP, the emphasis will be on supporting livelihoods, improving agricultural production, enhancing health, education, and nutrition outcomes, as well as strengthening national institutions and systems.”

The country strategic plan is consistent with Tajikistan's UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for 2023-2026 and the government's national development goal through 2030.  WFP will continue to provide on-demand logistics and procurement services to the government and development partners. WFP has been actively engaged in Tajikistan since 1993.

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.