Horticultural Value Chain Development Workshop | Asian Development Bank

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Horticultural Value Chain Development Workshop

Event | 7 - 9 March 2018 Antalya, Turkey

With the world population at 7.4 billion in 2015, growing at an annual rate of 1.4%, and the world average urban population at 53.6% in 2014, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs expects urbanization to continue increasing. Global demand for horticultural products is expected to rise as a result of these trends.

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), in collaboration with ADB and the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute, will hold a three-day workshop on horticultural value chain (HVC) development to be held in Antalya, Turkey. The core idea behind this workshop is that besides discussions and experts’ input, participants from CAREC countries will able to see export production in Turkey, a country with similar climate and soil conditions. The intended outcome of the workshop is that participants would learn from the Turkish experience and make suitable recommendations to their countries for developing state-of-the-art HVCs domestically and regionally.

  • Share best practices from the horticultural sector among CAREC countries.
  • Familiarize participants with high-end value addition to horticultural products, value chain development, and the requisite standardization and certification procedures.
  • Show participants successful cases of horticultural value chain management through field trips in and around the main venue.

20–25 mid-level government officials from the ministries of agriculture, planning and development, and industry and commerce from 11 Central and West Asian countries (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan)

Participant responsibilities

Actively join discussions and share views and experiences.

  • Participants learn to maximize the high potential of horticultural products to be able to enhance participation in regional HVCs and increase exports to the People’s Republic of China with its strict phytosanitary controls.
  • Participants learn the most modern technologies useful for value additions at various points in the value chain.
  • Participants learn the most sophisticated HVC governance and management methods, including policy and regulatory controls.
How to register

By invitation only


Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute and Central and West Asia Regional Department (CWRD), ADB