19.08.2021 Private farms expand export supplies

Частные хозяйства расширяют экспортные поставки

This year, agricultural producers of Turkmenistan have grown a rich harvest of melons, fruits and vegetables and legumes. The private sector played a major role in the development and strengthening of the agro-industrial complex (AIC). According to the Union of Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UIET), the lion's share of food products is grown by private farms and business structures. Turkmen entrepreneurs are working to increase food production by developing new irrigated lands, organizing additional crops on these lands, planting fruit trees and grapes, and expanding the area of greenhouses. This makes it possible to saturate the domestic market and increase export supplies.

Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan have increased the supply of tomatoes. The volume of exports of these vegetable products has doubled compared to the previous year and amounted to more than 51 thousand tons. Many farms have built new greenhouses and grow tomatoes year-round using modern high-tech equipment and innovative plant care methods.

Private farms are actively exporting melons and apples to the regions of the Russian Federation and the CIS countries. In the first half of the year, about three thousand tons of products grown in horticultural farms and 11.7 thousand tons of legumes were sold.

The entrepreneurs have increased the production of confectionery and food products exported abroad by several times. This year, more than 1.7 thousand tons of sweet products, over 700 thousand packages of coffee drinks and about 500 thousand liters of bottled water and soft drinks were sold.