US introducing digital technologies in Turkmen agribusiness

Business Materials 31 January 2020 15:08 (UTC +04:00)
US introducing digital technologies in Turkmen agribusiness

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Jan. 31

By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:

The concept of transferring agricultural equipment to the telematics digital system is being introduced in Turkmenistan, Trend reports referring to the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper.

The program is being implemented by the Turkmen Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection on the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the German branch of the US John Deere company. This includes introduction of a digital electronic management system in agricultural machinery for the period until 2030.

During this period, agricultural machinery of John Deere and Claas brands, purchased by Turkmenistan in 2013-2019, will be equipped with telematics thus, allowing monitoring location, fuel consumption, actual operating time, load, and many other parameters of the machines with the use of remote monitoring, the report said.

Equipment testing is underway on the cotton fields of the Gokdepe, Ak Bugday and Kaakhka districts of the Ahal region of Turkmenistan.

It is expected that the introduction of digital technologies will allow increasing productivity and will significantly save sowing material, fertilizers, plant protection products, irrigation water and fuel.

John Deere and the Turkmen government signed an agreement last year under which one of the world's leading agricultural producers will supply 600 cotton harvesters of 9970 model.

The agreement was continuation of the deal, as a result of which, in 2017-2018, John Deere delivered 400 units of similar harvesting equipment to Turkmenistan.