President: Cluster and material incentive is the future of agriculture in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Continuing his trip to Syrdarya region, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the field of the Nurafshon Orzu Bustoni farm in Akaltyn district, examined the cotton harvest.
The breakthrough of the Sardoba reservoir caused great damage to agricultural land. In particular, about 20 thousand hectares of sown lands in Sardoba, Mirzaabad and Akaltyn districts were under water.
To preserve the crops, water was pumped out with portable pumps, then cultivation and plowing of the land were carried out. Where this was not possible, the fields were cleared and sown again. It was thanks to this hard work that the cotton crop was grown.
The Nurafshon Orzu Bustoni farm is a partner of the Okoltin APK cotton and textile cluster.
A conversation was held with cluster leaders and farmers. The importance of creating a value chain by processing cotton and converting raw materials into a finished product was noted.
- Cluster and material incentive is the future of agriculture in Uzbekistan. This industry will not be able to become competitive without the introduction of science and innovation, the President said.
Information is provided on the projects that will be implemented by this cluster in 2021-2022. In particular, in Akaltyn district, it is planned to implement projects for the processing of 30 thousand tons of cotton seeds and 50 thousand tons of grain per year at a cost of US$4 and US$5.8 million, respectively.