Private agricultural enterprises in Turkmenistan this year have increased cotton production. The Dashoguz province has demonstrated particularly outstanding results. For example, the dairy farm "Gülälekli Depe" in the Gubadag etrap of this province has grown and harvested more than 1.5 thousand tons of the aforementioned crop from 700 hectares. The obtained result has considerably exceeded that which was planned initially.
Another daikhan association "Mähirli bakyş", operating on the territory of the etrap named after S.A. Niyazov, allocated 460 hectares for the cultivation of medium-fiber cotton. As a result, more than 2 thousand tons of raw cotton was harvested.
The economic association "Ykbal açary" in S.Turkmenbashi etrap has grown and harvested more than 400 thousand tons of the aforementioned crop on 235 hectares.
The state actively promotes the development of the cotton industry. Consistently stimulating domestic producers, the government promotes the involvement of new local private structures in cotton cultivation activities. Currently, raw cotton is cultivated on the territory of a number of daikhan associations. The interest of the private sector in the production of this crop, along with the developed textile industry in the region, ensures the active operation of high-tech spinning factories. Their products are mainly exported abroad.
Source and photo: turkmenistan.gov.tm