The five Central Asian countries have considerable differences and complementarities in the availability of productive land, energy and water resources, and the resulting agricultural production portfolios. These country differences and complementarities can form the basis for cooperation in policies, regulation, trade, and regional infrastructure development. Coordination of food, trade and infrastructure policies, harmonized innovation and science policies, and coherence in institutional arrangements will be vital for fostering sustainable regional development.
The three-day conference aims to serve as a platform for scholars, scientists, representatives from policy and business communities, and civil society to discuss options and alternatives for promotion of food security and nutrition, sustainable agricultural development, and regional cooperation in Central Asia. Contributions from multi-country, single country and comparative studies from economics, sociology, and political science perspectives as well as practitioners are invited to the conference.