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Agro-Economics

We support our partners in making use of their export opportunities in the agricultural sector and developing a modern agricultural production.

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Agriculture in transition economies is often characterised by inefficient production methods and insufficient capital stock. Agricultural producers are unable to make sufficient use of their export opportunities and produce exclusively or predominantly for the often very small national market. In order to improve the export opportunities of the agricultural sector, Berlin Economics advises its partner countries on structural reforms in the agricultural sector and on suitable measures to promote exports.

References

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.

Vollständiges Briefing

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.

Full Briefing