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Last updated: May 11, 2021

May 3, 2021

On May 3, world over, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day. To learn about the freedom of speech and journalists’ rights in Central Asia, USAID’s partner, Internews, interviewed three media advocacy organizations in Kazakhstan to understand the challenges journalists face and what work is being done in the region to improve the situation.

April 22, 2021

Ahal province in central Turkmenistan, is home to the capital city of Ashgabat. The south-center of the country, bordering Iran and Afghanistan along the Kopet Dag mountains, produces one-fifth of the country’s agricultural production.

April 5, 2021

Zaytuna Nasirova, Chief Executive Officer at Naril Textile Invest, LLC in Chirchiq, Uzbekistan, entered the private sector just two short years ago. She began with the launch of her own translation services company, which grew quickly under her leadership.

April 2, 2021

The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the world economy and global markets. Companies are looking for opportunities to ensure the financial stability of their businesses, while investors are looking for low-risk assets. The crisis and resulting uncertainty has hit the Kyrgyz economy particularly hard – many companies have been compelled to reduce their activities, and some were forced to close their doors. Yet despite the negative economic environment, a few companies have chosen this moment to make a different move – grow. Barkad LLC is one such company, not only defying the odds of economic crises, but also thriving in the process.

April 1, 2021

With COVID-19 sparking supply chain disruption leading to unprecedented demand for natural horticulture products, protecting plants and plant products from pests while facilitating safe trade is more important than ever. Such protection is the mandate of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), one of the three reference organizations of the World Trade Organization’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Agreement, along with the Codex Alimentarius Commission (food safety), and the World Organization for Animal Health.