The Central Asian republics - Kazakhstan, the Krygyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan - are transitioning from centrally planned economies to market -oriented systems. This volume addresses the process and policy reforms these countries face and how the reforms may impact agricultural development in a region that has experienced varying degrees of economic growth over the fifteen years since independence. It will offer expert policy research and analysis and will provide research-based information for generating policy recommendations that are relevant to each country. It will also compare similar evidences from other transitional economies such as China, Vietnam, and selected Eastern European countries.
Policy Reforms and Agricultural Development in Central Asia: An Overview of Issues and Challenges.- Agrarian Reforms in Central Asia: Problems and Perspectives.- Economic Policy Reforms in Central Asian Transition Economies.- A Comparative Analysis of Trends in Agricultural Productivity in Central Asian Transition Economies.- Institutional Reforms for Agricultural Development in Central Asia.- Natural Resource Policy Reforms: An Analysis of Interstate Water Management in Aral Sea Basin.- Impact of Policy Reforms on Farm Production.- Market Reforms and Farm Behaviors in Central Asia.- Private Sector Development in Uzbekistan Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities.- Food Security, Nutrition and Poverty in Central Asia.- Policy Reforms and Poverty in Kyrgyzstan.- Food Security and Nutrition under Economic Reforms in Kazakhstan.- Conclusions and Recommendations.