Azerbaijan, Ganja, 24 April / Trend corr. V.Mammadov / In 2008, the sowing of grain in the western region of Azerbaijan will cover about 70% of grain demand of the region, Ziyad Abbasov, Chief of Department on territorial agriculture on western region at the Agricultural Ministry, stated on 24 April.
"In 2008, approximately 100,000 tons of harvest is expected from the sowed territories of western region of the country. 700,000 people live in the region. Taking into consideration that the yearly requirement for each resident of the region comprises 200kg of grain, therefore we can easily calculate that the yearly requirement of total population comprises 140,000 tons," he said.
According to Abbasov, currently, the grain sowing area in the region has reached almost 45,000 hectares and 30,100 hectares for the wheat.
In 2007, the sowing area for grain was 38,000 hectares and that of wheat - 25.3 hectares. Grain production in the region made up nearly 92,000 tons and about 63,000 tons of wheat.
Today, the crop harvest for each hectare make up 24% or 25%.
The western regions of Azerbaijan are Ganja, Samukh, Yevlakh, Tovuz, Shamkir, Khanlar, Agstafa, Gazakh, Dashkasan, Gedabay and Goranboy.