Baku, Azerbaijan, May 8
By Aysham Rustamova – Trend:
The Azerbaijani company Mugan Duyu intends to export rice to Russia, deputy director of the company Etibar Salimov told Trend on May 8.
“The company will export rice for the first time,” he said. "We started to plant rice in Bilasuvar, Lankaran and Astara districts. Rice has already been planted in a 200-hectare-area but a little bit late due to cold weather in April.”
“The company produced 2,000 tons of rice in 2018, but this year the company intends to double these figures and bring them up to 5,000 tons,” Salimov said.
While speaking about the current problems, he stressed that there is a need in the country to enlighten people about rice consumption.
“We produce rice in the country,” Salimov said. “However, the population’s needs for rice are greatly met through the imported rice despite the quality of local rice is much higher."