Turkmenistan expands area for beans cultivation
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 16
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan’s Dashoguz region has expanded the areas of growing, a representative of the legume family, a special variety of white beans, Trend reports with reference to ”Zolotoy vek” (Golden Age) newspaper.
In Dashoguz’s Saparmurat Niyazov district, 35 hectares have been allocated for harvesting this year, while in Gurbansoltan-eje district – 30 hectares. Overall, about 250 hectares of land have been allocated for culture throughout the region.
In addition to its production, Turkmenistan also imports legumes. Turkmenistan imported a large volume of dried vegetables and legumes from Russia from January through May 2020, in particular, 809 kilograms for a total of $1,978.
Turkmenistan is using foreign equipment in its agricultural sector, and in particular, the equipment provided by US companies such as John Deere Walldorf GmbH & Co.KG and Claas. Thus, earlier John Deere company delivered more cotton harvesting machines to Turkmenistan.
In August last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental protection of Turkmenistan and John Deere Walldorf GmbH & Co.KG signed a memorandum for the development of telematic digitalization in the country's agro-industrial sector.
According to the document, in the next few years, John Deere and Claas brands will deliver special equipment for Turkmenistan.
Reportedly, agriculture in Turkmenistan is developing rapidly. It is one of the most important sectors of the country's economy. The main types of crops grown on the territory of Turkmenistan are wheat, cotton, rice, sugar beet, fodder, vegetable, and fruits.
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