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The Kyrgyz Republic: Opportunities and challenges to agricultural growth

Agriculture is one of Kyrgyzstan’s most important economic sectors, contributing to approximately 22% of the gross domestic product and employing about 35% of the country’s workforce. This FAO/EBRD report provides an overview of the agricultural and agribusiness sector in the country within a comparative framework, identifies policy bottlenecks and priority areas for public investment and interventions by international financing institutions and other development donors. It also provides policy recommendations to improve the attractiveness of the agricultural sector for investors. The study was undertaken for presentation at the Kyrgyz Agriculture Investment Forum, held from 28-29 September 2011 in Bishkek.

The objective of the Forum, a first of its kind, was to promote investments in agriculture and rural development in Kyrgyzstan. The Forum brought together over 130 participants from the public and private sectors to address ways to increase investment in the country’s agriculture sector.