Wheat harvesting underway in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 17
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend
Turkmen farmers fulfilled the state order for wheat production by 25 percent as of June 16, the Turkmen government said.
The wheat harvesting started on June 7 in four of five provinces in Turkmenistan. Some 400,000 tons of wheat have been harvested.
Some 1,600 tons of grain are planned to be collected from a 760,000 hectare area in Turkmenistan this year. Turkmenistan obtained a special award by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations for the achievements in ensuring food security.