NEWS AND EVENTS
April 29, 2015
Fruit and vegetable production has been in progress in Uzbekistan
In 2012-2014, the volume of vegetable production increased by 16.3%, fruits - by almost 21%. Exports have been expanding consequently.
Uzbek ‘vitamin gifts’ are exported to Germany, India, United Arab Emirates, United States, South Korea, Turkey and the CIS countries.
Intensive gardens have been making a tangible contribution to the progress. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan, there is a special program of targeted measures on their expansion to farms and household farms. Over the past four years, orchards were planted on 50,000 hectares, 14,000 of which were intensive technology gardens. In Samarkand and Tashkent regions intensive gardens occupy 1,300 hectares, in Navoi region - 750, in Kashkadarya - 600, in Surkhandarya, Namangan and Andijan region – 400 hectares in each.
Mirzaev Research Institute of Horticulture, Viticulture and Winemaking has been making a significant contribution to the development of orchards and vineyards, breeding of new varieties, their adaptation to local climatic conditions, improvement of agricultural machinery, and combating diseases and pests. Specialists have been increasingly planting the seedlings adapted for water shortages and severe climatic conditions. Such gardens start bearing fruits in two years, and on the sixth year their yield makes up 50-60 tons per hectare.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)