ALMATY (TCA) — It is known that already in the first century AD during the Roman period the satiric poet Juvenal coined the Latin phrase Panem et circenses (”bread and circuses”) to describe in a cynical way a political strategy to keep the well-being of population and peace through food and entertainments (games). With Central Asia well known for developing its own geo-political games, the region’s role as a semi-global grain hub is sharply on the increase due to the decline of the Black Sea as a major trade centre. The region is surrounded by grain-hungry states such as China, most of Indo-China, India, Pakistan, and Iran. This abundance of market opportunities increases the chances of the regional agro-business to attract investments. This is by and large being done in Russia and Ukraine – but not in Kazakhstan.