The OSCE provides support to improve the legal framework in the agricultural sector. Together with a parliamentary committee and the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Management, the Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan has provided support for the drafting of legislation aimed at promoting the private sector of the Uzbek agriculture sector and creating a framework for farmers to establish co-operatives.
The OSCE, together with the Association for the Development of Business Logistics, has organized training courses on international transport law. These courses helped improve the skills of lawyers within commercial companies that directly or indirectly deal with international transportation. The purpose was to provide a deeper understanding of the role and principles of international conventions, bilateral and multilateral agreements, environmental laws, and international commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce.
The OSCE works to improve the skills and managerial ability of farmers to better enable them to create a greater variety of commercial agricultural products and to enhance the quality of those products. Information centres for farmers have been created in various regions of Uzbekistan, and training and consultancies for interested farmers are also being arranged. This project is being implemented jointly with regional farmers organizations, the Centre for Agricultural Information and Innovation in Uzbekistan, and the Israeli international co-operation agency Mashav.
The OSCE provided support to parliamentary committees and ministries in drafting laws on improving the legal framework in the area of farming and small and medium-sized business.