The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has published a detailed Directory of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters to provide key information on growers for potential buyers around the world.
According to the Agency’s Monday press release, over 120 horticulture exporters from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are listed in the catalogue that includes details about their products (by category), brands, distribution channels, and contact information. The directory also includes an overview of transportation costs and transit time from Central Asian cities to export destinations in Europe and Asia.
Central Asia has been producing and trading a wide range of fruit and vegetables for centuries. Many growers are now ready to expand their market beyond the region. The directory was developed by USAID’s Competitiveness, Trade and Jobs (CTJ) activity as an easily accessible catalogue to showcase Central Asian growers, processors and trading companies willing and ready to export their horticultural products. The document is intended for use by horticulture importers, distributors, retail buyers, and international trade fair organizers, the USAID said in the statement.
The directory includes such leading agriculture producers of Turkmenistan as Ýigit Economic Society, Ter Önüm Economic Society and Miwe OJSC.
The goal of the USAID’s CTJ project is to facilitate trade and employment in horticulture, tourism, transport and logistics across the five Central Asian economies.