Turkmenistan to take measures to ensure development of poultry farming

Business Materials 4 February 2021 14:33 (UTC +04:00)
Turkmenistan to take measures to ensure development of poultry farming

BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 4

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

Turkmenistan will take measures to improve the efficiency of agriculture, ensure the development of poultry farming, meat and dairy production, food, and other sectors of the agro-industrial complex, Trend reports with reference to Turkmenistan’s State News Agency.

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said about the need to take measures to implement the above-mentioned instructions at a working meeting on the development of agriculture.

Last year the import of poultry meat to Turkmenistan from abroad increased by 6.9 percent, eggs-by 85.8 percent, vegetable oil – by 93.2 percent compared to 2019.

The president noted that it is necessary to increase the volume of production of food products in the country, to work on creating food abundance in the domestic market.

The head of state ordered to prepare proposals and take all measures to reduce costs through the introduction of effective management methods and innovative technologies in the agro-industrial sector.

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 agricultural crops grown on the territory of Turkmenistan are wheat, cotton, rice, sugar beet, fodder, vegetable, and fruits.


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