This synopsis is elaborated in the frame of the regional project ““Regional Integration and Capacity Building to Boost Agribusiness MSMEs Competitiveness and Trade Promotion in Central Asia -CANDY V” in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan – CANDY V”. The project is funded by the European Union (European Commission Programme Central Asia Invest V) and the Austrian Development Cooperation, and implemented by Hilfswerk International in partnership with the Austrian Agricultural Cluster, Quality Austria, REDD France, the Public Consulting Organization “Markazi Idorakunii Sifat” and the Union of Professional Consultants of Tajikistan in Tajikistan, the Association of Fruit & Vegetable Enterprises in Kyrgyzstan, and the Kazakhstan Association of Sugar, Processing and Food Industries in Kazakhstan.