Uzbekistan to introduce EU standards in agricultural products
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 7
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
A product certification system based on the standards of the European Union, East Asian countries and the Arab world will be introduced in Uzbekistan, Trend reports citing the press service of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The corresponding instruction was given by the president at a meeting devoted to the priority tasks of agricultural development in 2020–2030.
According to the press service of the head of state, a special strategy is being developed in the country that will become the driver of the economy, will create thousands of jobs and increase the income of the country's inhabitants.
The president noted that, first of all, it is necessary to organize accurate accounting of agricultural lands in Uzbekistan and improve their use.
The State Committee of Uzbekistan for Land Resources, Geodesy, Cartography and the State Cadastre Goskomzemgeodezkadastr will have to complete an inventory of land across the country by the end of 2021 and create a unified electronic database for keeping its records.
It is emphasized that the owner of the land will strive to increase productivity, cultivate crops for many years only when he is fully confident in the future, said the message.
The head of state emphasized that the country needs to review legislation to ensure a transparent system of land allocation and guarantee land rights.
The meeting also noted the importance of rational use of water resources. According to the press service, billions of cubic meters of water are being sent to irrigate crops in Uzbekistan, but only 60 percent reach the fields. The rest is lost in irrigation systems and irrigation process.
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