Turkmenistan increases production of vegetables, berries

Business Materials 22 April 2021 13:15 (UTC +04:00)
Turkmenistan increases production of vegetables, berries

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 22

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

Vegetable production increased by 24.8 percent in Turkmenistan as a whole in 1Q2021, Trend reports, citing the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan.

The production of fruits and berries in the reporting period increased by 3.2 percent more than in 1Q2020.

The Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan encourages the initiative of private agricultural producers, provides material, technical, financial, and consulting assistance. Projects of the country's largest greenhouses, agro-industrial sector, and farms are being created with the support of the union.

The state provides targeted support for the development of the agricultural sector in Turkmenistan. 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.

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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