Turkmenistan to implement new programs to increase cotton production

Business Materials 6 July 2020 12:34 (UTC +04:00)
Turkmenistan to implement new programs to increase cotton production

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 6

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has ordered to implement various programs to increase the volume of cotton production, Trend reports with reference to Turkmenportal Information Portal.

Necessary instructions on the matter were given to Deputy Prime Minister Esenmyrat Orazgeldiev, who oversees the agricultural sector, as well as to the heads of the agricultural sector.

To the date, Turkmenistan collected over 1,4 million tons of wheat in the country, which means that wheat harvest has almost been completed.

In this regard, as well as because of the preparations for the cotton harvest, the president indicated that agricultural machinery should be prepared for the harvesting campaign and that agrotechnical measures should be carried out in a timely manner.

The head of state also instructed to introduce water-saving technologies into production, as well as to intensify work on the development of agriculture.

Reportedly, agriculture in Turkmenistan is developing rapidly. It is one of the most important sectors of the country's economy. The main types of agricultural crops grown on the territory of Turkmenistan are wheat, cotton, rice, sugar beet, fodder, vegetable and fruits.

The development of agriculture is carried out on a scientific basis. Various types of agricultural crops are grown taking into account the agro-ecological characteristics of the country's regions.

Special attention is paid to increasing the volume of products in Turkmenistan. As a result, in recent years, the country has increased the production of vegetables and fruit and berries and enlarged the area of perennial plants, vineyards and greenhouses.

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