Servicing Transformation

Agricultural Service Organisations and Agrarian Change in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan

By Anastasiya Shtaltovna

This thesis examines the role of agricultural service organizations in the rural transformation processes in Uzbekistan, which has experienced a chain of agricultural reforms since 1991. These organizations, apart from providing services (i.e. provision of fertilizers, seeds, machinery), fulfill many other socio-political functions. They also act as a social security net for their personnel. The book's analysis reveals that agrarian transformation has produced three types of service organizations, which differ in their distance from and importance for the government and the state procurement system. This distance has implications for their autonomy, market orientation, and potential for long-term sustainability. Thesis. (Series: ZEF Development Studies - Vol. 23)


220 pages

Publication Date: 7/17/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643903587