Archived Webinar

MFD in the Agriculture and Food Sector Series: #4 - Uzbekistan: journey towards MFD

Uzbekistan took a series of ambitious reforms, which aim to shift from a state-led to market-led agricultural sector. WBG’s technical assistance, investment, and development policy loans underpin that shift. The webinar showcases the broad range of reforms and also how WBG supported that journey.

About the Presenters

Christopher Ian Brett

Christopher Brett was appointed as the Lead Agribusiness Specialist with the World Bank in November 2016 and joined the Food and Global Agricultural Practice, based in Washington DC. He has a Master’s Degree in Management for Agricultural Development from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. He has more than thirty years’ experience of working within the public private and voluntary sectors in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Prior to working with the World Bank, he worked for 9 years as the Global Head of Sustainability for a large multi-national agricultural supply chain management company, as part of the senior management team, Chris supported the company’s transition from a trading-based company to a global agri-business supply chain management company.

Sergiy Zorya

Sergiy Zorya is the Lead Agricultural Economist of the World Bank based in Tashkent. In his position he coordinates the World Bank’s agriculture and food sector’s portfolio of projects and analytical work in Central Asia. He joined the World Bank in 2005 as a Young Professional and since then worked in Africa, East Asia & Pacific, and Europe & Central Asia regions. He also worked in the global engagement unit of the Agriculture and Food Global Practice. Sergiy holds the master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the Agricultural University of Zhytomyr, Ukraine, and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany.

Moderator: Asuka Okumura

Operations Officer, The World Bank

Target Audience

WBG staff (Agriculture GP, FCI GP, IFC, MIGA), especially TTLs for agribusiness projects

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great work!
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