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Regional and International Cooperation in Central Asia and South Caucasus: Recent Developments in Agricultural Trade

Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 02/11/2016 - 04/11/2016

Agricultural trade in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) countries is highly dependent on regional markets, and particularly on Russia. Close trade relations within the CIS countries are mainly explained by historical ties, common borders and languages, as well as agricultural specialization inherited from the Soviet Union. However, substantial changes have occurred in trade policies of the CCA countries during the last 2-3 years. Expansion of the Eurasian Economic Union, accession of several countries to the WTO and trade tensions between Russia and the western countries play an important role in determining the directions of agricultural trade in the region. The trade-offs emerging from these developments and the implications for the CCA economies are not yet fully understood because evidence is limited. The aim of the three-day conference is to mobilize the research capacities in the CCA through the exchange of knowledge and research findings among regional and international experts.

Presentations

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Russian import restrictions and their effects on the agricultural sectors of the CCA countries
Dmitry Bulatov, National union of food exporters (Russia)

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Export promotion strategies in countries of the region
Iryna Kobuta, FAO

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Global trends in agricultural and trade policies (only in Russian)
Ekaterina Krivonos, FAO

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Fall in International Energy Prices and its Impact on Agrifood Trade in Post-Soviet Countries
Roman Mogilevskii, University of Central Asia

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Features of Negotiations on Access to the EU Market for Agrifood Products
Valeriy Pyatnytskiy, Kyiv National University of Economics and Trade

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Russian agricultural-food exports and food security: how two tasks are combined
Dmitry Rilko, Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR)

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The Architecture of Food Safety Control in the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union
David Sedik, FAO

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Economic contraction and food insecurity in the post-Soviet region
David Sedik, FAO

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The Role of FAO in Regional and International Cooperation in Central Asia and South Caucasus
Eugenia Serova, FAO