NEWS AND EVENTS
June 25, 2014
Wine-Growing Industry’s Prospects Discussed in Tashkent
The National Press Center of Uzbekistan has hosted a press conference to address the efforts undertaken by the Uzvinosanoat-Holding company to promote viticulture, modernize reprocessing enterprises and consolidate the raw material base.
It was noted at the event that the significance constantly attached in the country to boost the crop capacity of vineyards and improve the quality of products serves to secure the abundance in markets and enhance export capacities. The resolution of the head of our state on measures to further promote viticulture in the nation for the 2013-2015, signed 13 March 2013, serves as an important factor in expanding the scales of works on this front.
Currently, more than forty types of grapes are grown in Uzbekistan, and a particular emphasis is being placed on reprocessing the produce. The nearly 9 thousand farmer enterprises operating at this moment nurture around a million and 400 thousand tons of grapes a year.
This year, the enterprises of the Uzvinosanoat-Holding company prepare to receive 130 thousand tons of harvest of grapes of commercial types. A special attention is paid to the technological re-equipment of enterprises functioning in the system of the company by extensive attraction of foreign investments.
“Expansion of fields for commercial types of grapes and consolidation of the raw base allows for the increase of volumes and improvement of quality of the produce grown,” says Adolat Vostrikova, head of department at the company for modernization and introduction of advanced technologies. “As a result, our produce has been occupying an increasingly robust place both at the domestic and foreign markets. For the last five years, we have earned about 170 gold, silver and bronze medals and received more than 50 diplomas in a variety of contests.”
The enterprises of the Uzvinosanoat-Holding company that specialize in reprocessing grapes have been attaching a particular significance to perfecting the quality of produce, ensuring food security and bolstering the fertility of soil. In 2011-2013, at these enterprises 5.3 thousand hectares of vineyards of commercial sorts were laid, on 330 hectares of which the technology of drip irrigation was introduced. Grape growing in intensive methods was launched on 700 hectares. New vineyards on additional 7.3 thousand hectares are projected to be introduced by 2015.
123.8 thousand tons of grapes were reprocessed in 2013, of which 18 thousand tons were grown at the plantations of the company. This figure is intended to reach 30 thousand tons this year.
The event participants discussed the perfection of types of grapes, the enhancement of production of quality produce by way of technical and technological re-equipment of enterprises as well as the contract interactions with farmers.
(Source: Uzbekistan National news agency - UzA)