Agriculture in Central Asia. Central Asia: 60 % of the population living in rural areas 45 % for agriculture employment 25 % of GDP on average In Kazakhstan: 8 % of GDP on average 33 % of agriculture employment.
Agricultural land in Central Asia is mostly desert and mountain pastures. *
sugar beets, sunflowers, tobacco, apricots, pears, plums, apples, cherries, pomegranates, melons,
dates, figs, sesame, pistachios, and nuts.