The following is a summary of Höllinger, F., Rutten, L., & Kiriakov, K. (2009). The use of warehouse receipt finance in agriculture in transition countries. (Working paper, FAO Investment Centre). St. Petersburg: FAO. This study discusses possibilities for warehouse receipt finance in the agribusiness sectors in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA). First, it provides an overview of the different types and applications of warehouse receipt finance, and discusses key issues and core elements of a warehouse receipt financing system. Then the study reviews the current status of warehouse receipt financing in a number of ECA countries and sets out possible areas for further support.