Fruit-Inform Agency (Ukraine) announces the start of registration for Asia Fruit&Veg Conference that will take place this February in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The event will include a conference with leading local and international sector experts; B2B meetings between Uzbekistani fruit and vegetable exporters and buyers from Russia, Ukraine, the EU and some other countries.
Although the majority of Uzbekistani fruits and vegetables is still sourced by Russia, the country has already started diversifying its export. The country has almost favourable climate conditions for growing a variety of high-quality fruits and vegetables almost all year round. In 2020, it was the second largest world exporter of fresh apricots in the world; it ranked 3rd and 4th in the global list of exporters of dried apricots and fresh persimmons respectively; it took the 5th place in the global ranking of exporters of fresh cherries, peaches and nectarines. The country also was among top 10 largest exporters of fresh onions, melons, quinces, plums, as well as dried prunes and raisins.
Nevertheless, in addition to being a doubly landlocked country, the Uzbekistani fruit and vegetable business still faces quite a few serious challenges and is in high need of state-of-the-art solutions in fresh produce logistics, post-harvest and pre-sale handling, packaging and processing.
Conference sessions will focus on Uzbekistan’s regional and global fruit and vegetable market opportunities; state support of Uzbekistani agribusiness; retail development in view of the economic growth, etc.