BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 10
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Some 2,100 tons of silkworm cocoons produced in Turkmenistan, was delivered to by farmers to government companies, Trend reports with reference to Turkmenportal information portal.
Sericulture is one of the leading branches of the local agricultural industry and is widespread almost all around Turkmenistan, except the western regions. Meanwhile, more than half of the cocoon harvesting is accounted for Turkmenistan’s Lebap region.
One of the leading enterprises of the sericulture industry of Turkmenistan is the Grenage Plant in Turkmenabat, the Ashgabat Silk Factory and the Turkmenabat Silk Production Association.
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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