Markets and trade
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Regional Workshop

Agricultural technologies and trade policy in Central Asia: Issues and prospects

26-28 May 2015, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

The training workshop will facilitate a greater understanding of the different processes of trade and economic integration affecting the agricultural sector in Central Asia. Given the different degrees of the countries’ involvement in global and regional trading schemes, lessons learned from reforming agriculture will be drawn upon. Apart from experiences within Central Asia, emphasis will be placed on outcomes of agricultural and trade reforms in other countries. The lessons from international experience will provide valuable inputs to the discussion on the opportunities for developing the agricultural sector in Central Asia.

The three day training workshop with participation of experts from the region and neighboring countries will include a roundtable on the third day dedicated to regional cooperation on agricultural development and trade between the Central Asian countries and China. This will serve to establish a partnership for knowledge exchange among experts and targeted technical assistance from China to Central Asia through the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme (SSC).