Cereal yield in Azerbaijan grows by almost a quarter
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.10 /Trend, A. Akhundov /
As of Dec.1, 2011, cereals and crops and legume (except corn) were harvested bringing in 2.31 million tons at a productivity ratio of 24.7 quintals per hectare from a 933,500 hectare area in Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday.
"Yield per hectare, compared to 2010, increased by 4.8 quintals, while crop volume, by 442,000 tons," the report says.
During 11 months of 2011, the cost of crop production at stable prices increased by 10.7 per cent compared to 2010.
'During those 11 months 2.458 million tons of cereals and crops and legume, 235,300 tons of sugar beet, 938,500 tons of potatoes, 1.197 million tons of vegetables, 477,900 tons of melons and gourds, 761,200 tons of fruit, 3,580 tons of tobacco and 57,900 tons of cotton were produced', the report says.
In accordance with the State Programme on reliable provision of the Azerbaijani population with food products in 2008-2015, an area of 1.6 million hectares was sown to get the 2011 harvest of which 967,300 hectares, or 60.2 per cent accounted for an area under cereals and crops and legume.
'The state programme is being successfully implemented', the report says.