From predatory bugs to future-proofing: 10 years of lessons on trade from Central Asia

UNDP Eurasia
Jul 17 · 6 min read
In Tajikistan, dried fruit companies are increasingly reaching markets abroad, allowing them to expand jobs for their communities. Photos: Karen Cirillo / UNDP

Global markets are ruthless.

Anvar Khodjimirzaev launched Dambog Poiyabzali Savdo in 2008 in Namangan, Uzbekistan. The factory grew from producing 600 pairs/month in 2008 to 8000/month in 2017. This year they are testing sales in Naorobi, Kenya.
The Association of beekeepers “Naryn Uyuk” in Kyrgyzstan produce and export a rare white honey that is prized in countries like China and Japan.
Islombek and Nasrullo are about to open a new facility for up to 400 staff.
The diary company has provided income for thousands of small milk producers and created employment for milk collectors like Doolot (left).
Nurilya’s successful business has created 27 new jobs and provides additional income for up to 3,000* (mostly) women who sell their milk to the factory.

What you don’t know can hurt you and your business

A farmer uses predatory bugs on his fruit trees in Uzbekistan.
Nodira Avezova is a agricultural leader in her Tajikistan region. She uses AIMS to keep up to date, and to develop new lines of growth, like silkworm harvesting.

Data can also radically improve market intelligence.

Prediction is everything.

Sanobar Tojibaeva is always experimenting with new ideas and her textile company is now exporting to Russia.
Asatullo Habibbulloev of Tajikistan brings the latest in technology and agro-information to his community.

For our next act…

The Association of beekeepers “Naryn Uyuk” in the Kyrgyzstan mountains.

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