Story of the Year

by Nathan Hamm on 1/12/2005 · 1 comment

Finally… Uzbekistan is producing peanut butter. For all the peanuts that are around, this makes tons of sense. I made peanut butter with a meat grinder, cottonseed oil, and loads of sugar with my host family in training. They were captivated and they loved it.

And, this is US aid money at work.

Whole story below.

Domestically produced peanut butter appears in Uzbekistan

12.01.2005 15:04

Chambil Yeryong`og`i LLC assisted peanut farmers to establish a peanut processing facility in the Kumkurgan district of Surkhandarya in southern Uzbekistan, with training and technical assistance from CHF International and Counterpart International.

Peanut butter, one the peanut products the company will produce, will be available from 15 January in grocery stores and markets throughout Uzbekistan.

Partial funding for this economic initiative was provided by USAID through the Community Action Investment Program (CAIP).

The opening ceremony for the production facility was held in the community of Khurriyat on 12 January. The newly constructed facility meets international hygiene and technical equipment standards.
The Community Action Investment Program is a three-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The program is focused on establishing democratic development systems in 72 communities in Southern Uzbekistan, where it is being implemented by CHF International in partnership with Counterpart International. CAIP works at the community level to develop democratic community leadership by assisting community members to improve local infrastructure and create jobs. As of December 2004, more than 430,000 community members have participated and benefited from CAIP.


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