Country studies on agricultural and food systems transformation for better food security and nutrition in Armenia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are now available online.

20171221 131351160 iOSThis analytical studies serve as the basis for the ECFS Flagship report. Let us recall that Because of a lack of evidence about the health and nutrition effects of various policy interventions in the Eurasian region, in 2018 the World Bank, in cooperation with ECFS, initiated the development of biannual flagship publications on Food and Nutrition Security in Eurasian Region.

Earlier, the main author of the report, Johan Swinnen, a professor at the Catholic University of Leuven, presented the region-wide conclusions of this work. The results were presented during the Annual Eurasian Food Security Conference (conference materials) in Moscow, as well as at the IFPRI policy seminar held in Washington. To view the presentations, podcasts, photos and videos with both events, please follow the links.

The objectives of this multi-country study are (1) to generate evidence to support government policy aimed at the transformation of existing agricultural and food systems in selected Eurasian countries to improve national and household incomes, food security, diets, and nutrition in a manner compatible with sustainable management of natural resources; and (2) to facilitate policy dialog, including consultations and workshops, for the purpose of integrating the evidence generated by the study into the policy debate and decisions.All the authors worked together with the support of experts from the World Bank, ECFS, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI). The ECFS Flagship Report will be published in 2019.

Country studies can be downloaded by following links: