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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

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Promoting Georgian exports of agro-food products to the EU – The role of volume, transport and logistics

Exports of the Georgian agricultural sector to the EU have been limited so far. This study investigates the reasons for this and develops and evaluates strategies to solve the problem.

The Policy Briefing analyses the structure of Georgian agricultural exports to the European Union and examines why they remain limited in quantity. The reasons include the country’s unfavourable geographical location and a barely existing transport and logistics infrastructure. The briefing then proposes measures for the targeted development of a suitable infrastructure for the export of agricultural goods as well as measures for export promotion.

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