Armenia's land privatization program is a leader among the former Soviet republics in regard to the speed and completeness of its implementation. This study reviews the first years of privatized primary agriculture in Armenia and assesses the progress of sectoral reforms needed in the transition to a market-based agricultural sector. Chapters cover areas of interest such as market development, the continuation of land reform, competition, crops, livestock, forestry, and the environment.
The report recommends adoption of policies that will contribute to the future development of the sector and a short-to-medium-term assistance program for supporting current reforms. The study began in 1993 and reflects developments in Armenia since then.
The team leader of this study, Csaba Csaki, is the senior agriculture advisor in the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank. He is president of the International Association of Agricultural Economists and has been professor and head of the Department of Agriculture Economics of the Budapest University of Economic Sciences. He has edited, written, and co-authored 20 books and more than 150 articles.