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USAID Supports Export of Horticultural Products

18.02.2016

USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation Project in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of Uzbekistan, the State Committee of Uzbekistan for Privatization, De-monopolization and Development of Competition, the Fergana Region Khokimiyat, GIZ, OSCE will host the Forum “Fergana Valley Horticulture Sector: Export Capacity” in Fergana on February 25-26, 2016. It is expected that the event will be attended by around 300 people.
 
It will be a two-day event that will feature training sessions, roundtables, B2B meetings, horticultural trade fair, and field study visits to farms and transport and logistics hubs. Participants of the Forum will review strategy for export of horticultural products and discuss issues related to competitiveness enhancement of horticulture export, transport and logistics, export of fresh and processed horticultural products, dried fruits and nuts from Uzbekistan to the Eurasian Economic Union and European Union, empowerment of women in horticulture sector, etc. Also, participants will have the opportunity to showcase their products, establish business contacts with international buyers (retail chains and distributors), sign memoranda of cooperation and protocols of intent and facilitate trade deals at optimal prices.
 
WHO                            representatives of the Fergana region Khokimiyat, Small Businesses’ and Private Entrepreneurship’s Export Promotion Fund, Specialized foreign trade company “Uztadbirkoreksport”, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan, National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan, business associations, transport and logistics companies, retail chains from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and European Union, other stakeholders involved in facilitation of trade and export of horticultural products.
 
WHAT              The Forum “Fergana Valley Horticulture Sector: Export Capacity” [training sessions, roundtables, B2B meetings, horticulture trade fair, field study visits]
 
WHERE            17, Navoi Street, The Centre of Entrepreneurs and 26, Navoi Street, the Asia Hotel, Fergana\Uzbekistan
 
WHEN              February 25-26, 2016, 9:30-18:00.
 
ORGANIZER     USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation Project in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of Uzbekistan, the Fergana Region Khokimiyat, the State Committee of Uzbekistan for Privatization, De-monopolization and Development of Competition, GIZ and OSCE.
 
CONTACT-        For more information, please contact: Jakhongir Imamnazarov, Country Manager, USAID/REC Project, tel.: 99871 238-99-06, e-mail: jimamnazarov@chemonics.uz; Helen Serebrennikova, Communications and Grants Manager, USAID/REC Project, tel.:+7701 981 4020, e-mail: serebrennikova@chemonics.kz