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: 16/10/2021)

Business Simulation Meeting for CANDY V

Almaty, Kazakhstan
September 20-22, 2021

30 representatives of business, universities, and government agencies from four countries of Central Asia met for a seminar on promoting goods to foreign markets. Find two Russian articles about the event at our associated websites and “ca-wg.net” and “ca-network.org”.

(post: 06/08/2021)

New CANDY V Press-Releases

04-08-2021: selection of 4 GI products
30-07-2021: UNECE standards
01-07-2021: GlobalG.A.P. standards
30-06-2021: 5th meeting of the CAWG

Find all press releases in our publications in Russian, English and Tajik.

(post: 22/01/2021)

News of CANDY V

Find the latest news on the websites of CANDY CA and the CAWG (Central Asian Working Group).

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.


Date: from 00 – 00 ___ 2021, 00:00-00:00

Location: ___

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Date: from 00 – 00 ___ 2021, 00:00-00:00

Location: ___

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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”.

(Click the logos to visit our associated web pages and the CAWG (Central Asian Working Group).)