Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 30
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmenistan is carrying out comprehensive preparations to harvest grain. A work plan has been drawn up to carry out this campaign, the Vatan newspaper reports.
Readiness of the Turkmen regions to start harvesting winter grain was announced at an extended meeting of the government.
At the meeting, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that large-scale reforms carried out in the agriculture sector are yielding positive results.
Noting that the main task facing the grain growers is to quickly and without losses harvest the entire wheat crop, the head of state ordered to start harvests in the Akhal, Lebap and Mary provinces on June 6, and in the Balkan and Dashoguz provinces on June 13.
In 2018, Turkmenistan plans to harvest 1.6 million tons of grain from 760,000 hectares of land. Particularly, it is planned to harvest 450,000 tons of grain in the Akhal region, 380,000 tons in Mary, 350,000 tons in Lebap, 300,000 tons in Dashoguz, and 120,000 tons in Balkan.
The John Deere and CLAAS grain harvesters and tractors will be involved in the harvesting campaign.
In July 2017, the country harvested about 1 million tons of wheat. Turkmenistan was previously awarded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations for achievements in the field of food security