The Kyrgyz Republic Farmer-to-Farmer Program Country Director
Nazgulmira (Mira) Arynova serves as ACDI/VOCA’s country director for the USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer Program in the Kyrgyz Republic, where she plans, develops, and manages all aspects of the core country program and ensures fiscal responsibility. She coordinates, supports, and provides strategic business development guidance. Before joining ACDI/VOCA in 2013, Mira was a regional coordinator for the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South Program from 2007 to 2013 and brings extensive experience as a collaborator and trainer managing relationships with academic institutions, faculty, and students. She was instrumental in the execution of regional and international trainings, including the first international training course with more than 70 participants from five continents. She also served on the extended board of directors for the NCCR North-South and participated regularly in planning and reporting events abroad. Mira has more than 10 years of research experience on water management in the Kyrgyz Republic working at the Kyrgyz Research Irrigation Institute. She conducted her own research on underground water management and contributed to several scientific publications. She holds an MS in hydrology engineering from the Kyrgyz Agricultural Institute and is fluent in Kyrgyz, English, and Russian.