Uzbekistan to produce 8.235 million tonnes of fruits and vegetables in 2018

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Uzbekistan plans to produce 8.235 million tonnes of fruit and vegetable products in 2018.

On 3 April, the Government of Uzbekistan issued a resolution “On measures to improve the efficiency of the use of land plots of farms in the area of vegetable growing, melon crops, horticulture and viticulture”.

The document said that more than 99,270 hectares of land have been freed from sowing cotton and grain.

Most of these lands fell on Syrdarya (20,143 ha), Surkhandarya (16,222 ha), Namangan (11,294 ha) and Kashkadarya (10,000 ha) regions.

About 1.32 million hectares of land will be used to grow 8.235 million tonnes of fruit and vegetable products.

In particular, Uzbekistan plans to grow 2.478 million tonnes of vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, carrots, cabbage, beets, garlic, bell peppers, capsicum, eggplants, greens, broccoli, etc.).

It is planned to produce about 808,000 tonnes of potatoes in 2018, 1.01 million tonnes of melons (melon, watermelon, pumpkin), 108.16 tonnes of legumes (mung beans, beans, peas, peanuts, beans) and 465,790 tonnes of rice.

In 2018, Uzbekistan plans to produce 49,540 tonnes of oilseeds (soybean, sesame).

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