Hilfswerk International in Tajikistan

The representative office of Hilfswerk International is an Austrian non-profit charitable organization promoting international cooperation. Operating in Tajikistan since 2001, it has been implementing projects and programs for agricultural development and providing support of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Furthermore, it focusses on projects in the social sector and other priority areas of social and economic development.

The name Hilfswerk is of German origin. It is composed of the word “Hilfe”, meaning “help”, and of the word “Werk”, meaning “work”.
Hilfswerk International is a dependency of Hilfswerk Austria.

News and events

(post: 30/09/2022)

New GI from Central Asia

Find the booklet on the geographical indications of

  • Asht Dried Apricot (Sughd)
  • Khorezm Melon (Khorezm, Karakalpakstan)
  • Almaty Aport (Alma-Ata Region)
  • At-Bashinsky White Honey (Naryn)

in our publications in Russian, English and Tajik.

(post: 05/09/2022)

What do you know about agriculture in Austria?

What value in the Austrian experience of agricultural production could be adopted by the countries of Central Asia?

Find here an article about our study tour to Austria from June 19-26, 2022. Find the program in our publications in Russian and English; have a look at our photo gallery.

(post: 22/01/2021)

News of CANDY V

Find the latest news on the websites of

The network of CANDY CA in Central Asia and the projects of CANDY I-V are presented below and in our project sections.

Upcoming meetings

Vist our calendar for the next meetings.

All dates in the calendar are given in Tajikistan Time. Holidays are marked with the country abbreviations AT, KG, KZ, TJ and UZ.

Study tour to EU on GI and agro-clusters

Date: from 19 – 26 June 2022

Location: Austria, Vienna

For further information, please email us.


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CANDY CA network in Central Asia

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Since 2008, Hilfswerk International enables support, promotion and economic development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) processing fruit and vegetables, dried fruit, nuts and honey within the framework of the project series named CANDY (Central Asian Nuts, Dried Fruit and HoneY processing SMEs). After three successful projects (CANDY I-III, 2008-2015), the project CANDY IV (2017-2019) focused on specialized and comprehensive services for export-oriented SMEs. Since the beginning of 2020, we continue with the project CANDY V. All projects are funded by the European Union within the framework of the program “Central Asia Invest”.

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