Germany looks to Kyrgyzstan’s agricultural and food sectors


BISHKEK (TCA) — On 30 September 2016, Bishkek will host, for the second time, the Day of German Economy with the purpose to attract the attention of German companies to Kyrgyzstan and sum up the results of German companies already operating in the country, the German Embassy in Kyrgyzstan said.

The event will be organized by the Delegation of German Economy for Central Asia, German International Cooperation Society (GIZ), and the German Embassy in Bishkek. Partners of the forum will be Kyrgyzstan’s and Germany’s economic organizations. The goal of the Day of German Economy is to promote the dialogue between German and Kyrgyz companies and government agencies.   

The Day of German Economy will focus on such topics as “Agriculture and Food Production,” “Financing of supplies and works,” and “Priority economic sectors”. German companies will have the opportunity to present the latest technology and solutions in agricultural machinery, processing and packaging equipment. Business to business talks may be continued after the event, at a dinner organized by the German Embassy.  

German companies have little presence in Kyrgyzstan, the German Embassy said, adding that they should pay special attention to Kyrgyzstan’s agriculture and food industry. Agriculture accounts for 15 percent of Kyrgyzstan’s GDP, it employs a third of the country’s population, and agricultural products make up eight percent of the total exports. Agricultural products account for 20 percent of Kyrgyzstan’s export to Germany.

Sergey Kwan