BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 27. Uzbekistan plans to grow more than 4 million tons of potatoes in 2022, Trend reports via the Uzbek Ministry of Agriculture.
This is almost 800,000 more than in 2021. According to the ministry, such measures will help stabilize potato prices and solve the problem of domestic demand.
Most of the potatoes will be grown on farms (2.6 million tons).
The first harvest from the country’s Surkhandarya, Kashkadarya,
Samarkand, and Tashkent regions is already appearing. In total, it
is planned to plant 243,000 hectares of land in 2022.
The average cost of potatoes in Uzbekistan is 4,700 soums ($0.43).