Turkmenistan increases cotton harvest plan for 2020
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 6
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Cotton production should be increased to 1.250 million tons next year in Turkmenistan, Trend reports with reference to the country’s Agriculture Ministry.
This year, 550,000 hectares are allocated for cotton in Turkmenistan, and a total of 1.050 million tons of raw cotton is planned to be harvested. It is planned to sow cotton seeds taking into account the soil and climatic conditions of the regions.
Government procurement prices for cotton were increased in Turkmenistan in 2019. The state will buy one ton of fine-fiber cotton varieties from citizens for 2,000 manats, medium-fiber varieties at 1,500 manats.
For comparison, the previous prices were 1,650 and 1,144 manats respectively.