EastAgri promotes the dissemination of publications covering a wide range of agriculture and agribusiness issues with a special focus given to eastern Europe and central Asia (ECA). The publications, which are divided in different themed series, share knowledge, recommendations and lessons learned from various studies and projects. The ultimate goal of these publications is to provide knowledge that can improve agricultural production in the EastAgri region.
A series of ten agribusiness manuals was prepared by FAO’s Investment Centre Division in collaboration with the Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division, under the FAO/EBRD Cooperation. The aim of these handbooks is to help agribusiness bankers and potential local investors acquire knowledge on a number of agricultural produce sectors worldwide, with a special focus on Early Transition Countries and Western Balkan Countries. The sectors covered include: grapes/wine; wheat/flour; poultry meat and eggs; sunflower crude and refined oils; milk/dairy products; red meat; fruit and vegetable processing; barley/malt/beer; food retail; and sugar beets/white sugar.
FAO/EBRD Project Reports present the findings of studies undertaken in the context of FAO/EBRD projects. The topics covered include broad agricultural development issues, as well as subsector-related issues. Some reports under this series are compilations of documents produced or collected in the context of FAO/EBRD assignments that can be useful for other projects.
The Investment Centre "Directions in Investment" publications analyse and discuss broad issues related to agricultural and rural development. Topics covered include rural development, rural finance, and food security, among many others. The Directions in Investment series focuses on issues that have a regional or global relevance rather than country-specific subjects.
This series of four reports was published in collaboration with the Analytical Centre of Economic Policy for the Agricultural Sector (ACEPAS), based in Kazakhstan. It provides an overview of four livestock sub-sectors of Kazakhstan to potential investors. The four sub-sectors are meat, dairy, poultry and wool, for which the reports provide a thorough analysis of technical as well as market issues.