Uzbekistan's cluster system is essentially a new form of "hidden" or "secret privatization" in which shadowy firms are assuming the state's long-time monopoly control over the most profitable aspects of agriculture.
The purpose of the visit was to discuss investment climate of Uzbekistan and possible cooperation in livestock farming and growing cereal crops. The Chinese side also expressed interest in the newly created FEZ “Bukhoro-agro”.
The Bukhoro-Agro free economic zone is expected to host local and foreign investment in greenhouses, offering special tax and customs regimes valid on its territory and financing from international financial institutions
Chinese company Wanbang, located in Henan province (China), will invest US$500 million into projects in agriculture sector of Uzbekistan. It is planned to supply 100,000 tonnes of mung been, produced in Uzbekistan, to China.
La Banque mondiale n’a pas pris de mesures suffisantes pour empêcher ou dissuader les gouvernements d’intimider les personnes critiques à l’égard des projets financés par la Banque, a déclaré Human Rights Watch dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui.
Both public and private sector investors in the Gulf are also looking at ways to improve local food supplies, by investing in a range of outlets from arable farm land in the Sudan, Algeria and Pakistan to introduce new technology to enhance the local production of foodstuffs and grains, livestock, poultry and fish.