Uzbek Reforms Already Being Felt in Agriculture

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The Uzbek news agency UzA reports that according to the Institute of Macroeconomic and Regional Studies, the ongoing reforms in Uzbekistan have had a positive effect on agriculture.

Cotton yield has increased by 1.5 times in the last year, and wheat production has grown by 13%. Changes in legislation related to trade liberalization and export promotion have helped to increase exports of fruits and vegetables by 1.8 times in the last five years, to $1.2 billion.

Uzbek authorities plan to introduce a program to subsidize 50% of farmers’ insurance premiums. This program calls for all farm subsidies to be provided through a single platform called ‘Agrosubsidiya’, based on the “one-window” concept for digital municipal services.