Articles by Lilia Burunciuc

Modernising sanitary, phytosanitary standards offers opportunity to expand food trade

Agriculture and livestock exports present huge opportunities for countries in Central Asia. Kazakhstan, already one of the world’s largest wheat exporters, selling over nine million tons annually, has the potential to become a global beef and mutton exporting powerhouse. Uzbekistan also has a large crop production base and has steadily grown its agricultural exports since…

Investing Today for a Brighter Future Tomorrow

A young man sitting next to me on a recent flight from Almaty to Dushanbe told me, “I regret that I did not get a better education. I could have had a better job.” He is one of many Central Asian labour migrants doing low-skilled work in neighbouring countries. He continued, “I’m telling my brothers…