The Resource Efficiency in Agri-food Production and Processing (REAP) project will be implemented along two dimensions, direct industry support and stakeholder engagement. The primary activity of the project will be targeted towards direct support provided to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in agri-food production and processing sector through capacity building measures, direct consultation and guidance through the process of implementing Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) practices. In addition, the project will conceptualise and implement specific activities totarget key stakeholder groups individually through stakeholder roundtables, policy roundtables and dialogue and financial sector engagement. This will enable the creation of a comprehensive support framework for SCP uptake in MSMEs.
One of the key activities is to engage with stakeholders involved in policy in order to embed the project outcomes in the national and regional policy frameworks and create supporting conditions for the implementation of SCP measures both at the MSME and cluster levels.This document is an initial draft based on desk research. This input papers outline the preliminary findings about the current SCP related policy ecosystem inTajikistan and provides initial recommendations. This document will be updated following the policy events and MSME engagement and will incorporate learnings from these engagements.