December 26, 2019, 18:16
AKIPRESS.COM - The agricultural sector employs more than 483,000 people or 20% of all those employed in the economy, MP Ainura Osmonova (SDPK) said at parliamentary hearings. She added that it is necessary to switch to processing of local raw materials in order to develop exports.
"Instead of exporting cotton as raw material, we should export finished products. Foreign investors, including western ones, do not have sufficient information about the Kyrgyz market. The Agriculture Ministry must be responsible for this. The government should inform private farmers about production standards," she said.