The Chairman of the State Committee for Veterinary Medicine and Livestock Development, Bakhrom Norkobilov, held a meeting with the Head of the Department for Central Asia and the Caucasus at the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Kenji Ogasahara.
The discussion focused on the progression of the “Development of the livestock sector in Uzbekistan” project, which is being funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and is estimated at $200 million. This project includes the support of farms, the financing of production and processing enterprises in the livestock sector, and entities involved in animal feed production. Furthermore, the parties agreed that the launch of a system for collecting livestock products grown in people’s homes through the establishment of family cooperatives should be a priority in the project.
The meeting also looked at improving the qualifications of specialists in Japan and bringing Japanese experts to Uzbekistan. An agreement was made to implement the “Technical Assistance” project, which will upgrade the material and technical base of research institutes, higher education institutions, diagnostic centers, and laboratories.
At the end of the conversation, an action plan was adopted to execute the “Development of the livestock sector in Uzbekistan” project.