REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT BASED ON CLUSTER IN LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT. CLUSTER IN LIVESTOCK SECTOR IN THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics, RAAE, VOL.17, No. 2/2014

ARTICLE TYPE: DISCUSSION PAPER
RECORD ONLINE: 07.11.2014
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KEYWORDS:
development, livestock, cluster, agriculture
DOI NUMBER:
10.15414/raae.2014.17.02.103-112
ABSTRACT:
In most developing countries, where agriculture is the main economical source, clusters have been found as a booster to develop their economy. The Asian countries are now starting to implement agro-food clusters into the mainstream of changes in agriculture, farming and food industry. The long-term growth of meat production in the Kyrgyz Republic during the last decade, as well as the fact that agriculture has become one of the prioritized sectors of the economy, proved the importance of livestock sector in the economy of the Kyrgyz Republic. The research question is “Does the Kyrgyz Republic has strong economic opportunities and prerequisites in agriculture in order to implement an effective agro cluster in the livestock sector?” Paper focuses on describing the prerequisites of the Kyrgyz Republic in agriculture to implement livestock cluster. The main objective of the paper is to analyse the livestock sector of the Kyrgyz Republic and observe the capacity of this sector to implement agro-cluster. The study focuses on investigating livestock sector and a complex S.W.O.T. The analysis was carried out based on local and regional database and official studies. The results of research demonstrate the importance of livestock cluster for national economy. It can be concluded that cluster implementation could provide to its all members with benefits if they could build strong collaborative relationship in order to facilitate the access to the labour market and implicitly, the access to exchange of good practices. Their ability of potential cluster members to act as a convergence pole is critical for acquiring practical skills necessary for the future development of the livestock sector.
JEL CODES:
L16, O11, O13, Q13, R11
PAGES:
103 - 112
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Meerim SYDYKOVA, Carlos RODRÍGUEZ (2014) Regional Development Based On Cluster In Livestock Development. Cluster In Livestock Sector In The Kyrgyz Republic. Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics. XVII (Number 2, 2014): 103-112. doi: 10.15414/raae.2014.17.02.103-112
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