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Turkmen agricultural producers increase export volumes

According to the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, the volume of supplies of agricultural products to foreign The Turkmenistan Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs reported that in January-February 2020 the volume of agricultural products shipped to foreign partners exceeded exports for the whole year of 2017. In three years it was possible to increase export supplies of agricultural products in 5 times, in total during this period it was sold more than 72 thousand tons worth more than $68 million. In 2019, external buyers were sent about 40 thousand tons of grains and legumes, fruits and vegetables.

In the first 2 months of 2020, approximately 6,500 tons of tomatoes exported about 6,500 tons of tomatoes, more than 3,600 tons of grains and pulses, 76 tons of vegetables, including melons, and more than 180 tons of sweets.

Growth in the industry has been made possible by development of greenhouse systems, mastering irrigation technologies and new land for planting, increasing the number of fruit trees and grapes.

In Turkmenistan, about 300 hectares have been allocated for year-round About 300 hectares were allocated for tomato cultivation in 2019, which is 2 times more than in 2018. In 2019, the export of this type of products exceeded 21 thousand tons worth more than $23 million. The main buyers are Afghanistan, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan.

Export volumes of leguminous crops (by several tens of times), melons and vegetables (by 2.5 times), grapes (by 7 times) also show good growth dynamics for 3 years. This year it is planned to start supplying vegetables and melons to the EU.

Source: turkmenistan.gov.tm

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