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Agricultural Policy in Uzbekistan: Challenges and Priorities

The agricultural sector is an important economic sector in Uzbekistan. The study highlights and evaluates development potentials of Uzbek agriculture, especially with regard to export opportunities.

Exporters in the Uzbek agricultural sector face several challenges. These include Uzbekistan’s status as a landlocked country without direct access to ports, the Soviet legacy of centrally controlled planning and an insufficiently diversified agricultural product portfolio.

In order to increase the export opportunities of Uzbekistan’s agriculture, the policy briefing presents some measures. These include further reform efforts, the development of value chains in the country and investments in infrastructure and training.

Policy Briefing