Food Security and the Agricultural Cooperation Agenda in Central Asia with a Focus on Tajikistan
Speaker: Shokhboz Asadov
Date: 31 January 2013, 4 pm
Venue: The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe, 47 Ismoil Somoni Avenue.
The global rise in food prices, significant dependence on food staple imports, and the temporary wheat export bans by the region’s main producers is having a dramatic impact on the lives of millions in Central Asia. This is particularly the case in Tajikistan which has faced a series of natural calamities and poor economic performance over the past few years. This paper reviews the current status of food security, nutritional trends and food balance in the low-income countries of the Central Asia, and wheat production in the region. It proposes a regional agricultural cooperation framework to ensure a sustainable supply of main agricultural crops from net exporting countries of the region.
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Shokhboz Asadov is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia. He is a public policy expert with extensive professional and research experience in public administration reform initiatives in public finance, poverty reduction, results-based management, and trade policy. He has been involved in capacity building of public institutions and reviewing business processes in the delivery of public services by government agencies in Tajikistan.
The presentation will be conducted in Russian.