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AGROFORUM 2024: Creating a Sustainable Agro-Industrial Sector in the Kyrgyz Republic

April 2, 2024
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Agriculture is the mainstay of the Kyrgyz Republic’s economy, embedded within many people’s traditional way of life. Transforming the agricultural sector towards a sustainable growth trajectory is crucial for ensuring national and household food security, enhancing the country’s competitiveness and job creation, and building resilience to climate change.

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic is committed to creating a modern, technology-driven, and climate-smart agriculture sector that contributes meaningfully to economic growth. The World Bank’s new 2024-2028 Country Partnership Framework for the Kyrgyz Republic prioritizes energy, water, and agriculture as key sectors for building a climate resilient, competitive, diversified, and private sector-led economy.

In line with this vision, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic, Ministry of Water Resources, Agriculture, and Processing Industry, and the World Bank are co-hosting the AGROFORUM 2024, the third in a series of high-level policy events held earlier on the energy and water sectors.

AGROFORUM 2024 will bring together high-level decisionmakers, national and international experts, development partners and other stakeholders to discuss the constraints, opportunities, and innovative solutions to advance the Kyrgyz agriculture sector fit for 21st century challenges.

The forum aims to provide an opportunity to take stock of the current state of the Kyrgyz agri-food sector and discuss the potential for transformational actions. The discussions will focus on agricultural sector policies, strategies, and the pressing challenges including competitiveness, food security, and adapting to climate change. Participants will also explore how the government's spending on agriculture can be optimized as well as how to make the sector more attractive for investments and leverage innovation and technology.

AGROFORUM 2024 aims to achieve three key outcomes:

  1. Gaining a comprehensive understanding of current initiatives in the Kyrgyz Republic's agricultural sector, alongside the ongoing challenges that hinder its growth.
  2. Exploring promising avenues for modernizing the sector and attracting much-needed private investment.
  3. Laying the foundation for the start of a dialogue on preparation of the next generation agricultural investment projects.


  • When: April 02, 2024
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Bishkek hotel