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Agribusiness Handbooks

Date of publication: 1 December 2009

A series of ten agribusiness manuals was prepared by FAO’s Investment Centre Division in collaboration with the Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division, under the FAO/EBRD Cooperation. The aim of these handbooks is to help agribusiness bankers and potential local investors acquire knowledge on a number of agricultural produce sectors...

    

The Kyrgyz Republic Farm: mechanization and agricultural productivity

Date of publication: 1 December 2009

This policy note results from joint efforts of the World Bank and FAO and is published under the TCI Country Highlights Series. The note reviews the status of farm machinery in the Kyrgyz Republic. The paper finds that a significant deficit in agricultural machinery is hindering sector productivity and...

    

Кыргызская республика Механизация ферм и продуктивность сельского хозяйства

Date of publication: 1 December 2009

This policy note results from joint efforts of the World Bank and FAO and is published under the TCI Country Highlights Series. The note reviews the status of farm machinery in the Kyrgyz Republic. The paper finds that a significant deficit in agricultural machinery is hindering sector productivity and...

    

The use of warehouse receipt finance in agriculture in transition countries

Date of publication: 1 October 2009

This paper discusses the state of warehouse receipt finance in countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA), and possibilities for enhancing its use. It describes legal and regulatory issues that need to be resolved, and how the international community can help in the process.

Postharvest credit in the form of warehouse receipt...

    

Kazakhstan: Technical assistance to the sunflower seed sector

Date of publication: 1 September 2009

Sunflower oil is by far the major vegetable oil consumed in Kazakhstan. The growing consumer demand has been largely met by imports rather than local production. From 2005 to 2007, the EBRD provided loans totalling USD 26 million to Turkuaz Edible Oil Industries, a subsidiary of Savola Group, to develop...