Strengthening Food Safety Systems in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Member Countries: Current Status, Framework, and Forward Strategies

Publication | December 2022

Building on best practices, this paper aims to provide direction for strengthening food safety systems in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation area to promote countries’ participation in regional and global food trade.

By capitalizing on mutual strengths among its member countries, the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program envisions the region as a center for global trade and commerce. Support for food safety measures helps CAREC countries integrate, adapt, and prosper in global agricultural value chains.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Agricultural Production and International Food Trade
  • Status of Food Safety Systems in the Region
  • Framework for Strengthening Food Safety Standards in CAREC
  • Strategies to Harmonize Food Safety Legal Frameworks
  • Strategies to Harmonize Frameworks for Food Safety Laboratories
  • Strategies to Strengthen Capacities of Agricultural Value Chains Stakeholders in Implementing Harmonized Food Safety Standards
  • Role of Holistic Wholesale Markets in Improving Food Safety
  • Concluding Remarks

Additional Details

  • Agriculture and natural resources
  • Industry and trade
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Mongolia
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • 58
  • 8.5 x 11
  • WPS220591-2
  • 2313-7355 (print)
  • 2313-7363 (electronic)

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