BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 30
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan has approved a plan for the distribution of agricultural crops by region in 2021, Trend reports with reference to Turkmenistan’s State News Agecy.
The corresponding resolution approving the above-mentioned plan was signed by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
The decree was signed in order to successfully continue the reforms implemented in the country's agriculture, as well as the placement of agricultural crops by their types in accordance with the soil and climatic conditions of the regions and districts.
In addition, one of the goals of signing the above-mentioned decree is to further increase the volume of agricultural production by applying a scientifically based crop rotation and increasing the yield of crops.
The state provides targeted support for the development of the agricultural sector in the country. In particular, the entire production infrastructure of the agro-industrial sector is being re-equipped and modernized, the chemical industry is developing, and modern tractors, combines, and other equipment are being purchased.
The country has created special agricultural land funds for growing agricultural products from arable land. Thus, land plots for up to 99 years are allocated from these funds for use by joint-stock companies, farmers, other legal entities, and citizens of Turkmenistan.
Also, state purchase prices for wheat and cotton have been increased since 2019.
In addition, farmers, agricultural joint-stock companies and research institutes, farmers, private entrepreneurs, and other agricultural producers can take advantage of preferential bank loans, including for the purchase of special equipment.
At preferential prices, farmers receive mineral fertilizers, high-quality seeds, and chemical plant protection products.
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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