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As part of Feed the Future, the Horticulture Innovation Lab has conducted research in Tajikistan focused on the local apricot industry and improving postharvest practices for horticultural crops. 

This page includes links to Horticulture Innovation Lab research projects, major partners and partner organizations based in Tajikistan, along with blog articles and information products with a focus on horticulture in Tajikistan. 

Improving practices for dried apricots in Tajikistan

Led by Ariana Torres,

Apricots have the potential to be a high-value crop for smallholder farmers in Tajikistan as the climate, soil, and water in many parts of the country are favorable for apricot production.


How new apricot research can help farmers and reduce poverty in Tajikistan

Posted on July 27, 2017
Apricots offer farmers in southern Tajikistan a profitable opportunity — particularly when dried for export to foreign markets. An international team led by U.S. scientists is digging into a new research project to help, advancing the science behind growing, drying, and selling these golden fruits.