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Fruit farming industry in Tajikistan rapidly developing - ministry

Tajikistan Materials 5 December 2022 13:09 (UTC +04:00)
Fruit farming industry in Tajikistan rapidly developing - ministry
Aygun Maherramova
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 5. The fruit farming industry is rapidly developing in Tajikistan this year, Trend reports citing the Ministry of Agriculture of Tajikistan.

As of December 2, 2022, Tajik farmers have collected 260,682 tons of fruits, which is 63,314 tons more than last year.

"In particular, 154,277 tons of grapes were collected throughout the country, which is 43,122 tons more than in 2021," the Ministry reports.

To date, the harvest of grapes is 75,628 tons in districts under Central Government Jurisdiction, 42,415 tons in the Sughd region, and 36,234 tons in the Khatlon region.

Remarkably, the agricultural sector contributes almost 20 percent to Tajikistan's GDP and provides 61 percent of the country’s employment.

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