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Food issues: Head of Turkmenistan held a meeting

On October 22, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov held a meeting on the prospects for the development of the agrosphere, which plays a key role in food supply for the population.

The head of state stressed the importance of developing in-house food products and lower imports. Thus, it is planned to grow bananas, citrus fruits and other exotic fruits in Turkmenistan. Work is underway to launch the production of oil (sunflower and butter), margarine and sugar.

As stressed by the head of the SPPT D. Hudayberdiev, in the private sector during the period January-September 2020 it was possible to to increase the volume of agricultural output by 31.2% compared to the same period in 2019. SPPT participants built 138 modern greenhousesAnother 147 are under construction.

The President emphasized the need:

  • control of food pricing,
  • the introduction of e-commerce to improve the availability of food,
  • compliance with sanitary norms in markets and stores.

Source: tdh.gov.tm

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