Uzbekistan striving to increase fruit and vegetable export

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TASHKENT (TCA) — The 1st International Fruit and Vegetable Fair has ended in Tashkent with the signing of 270 contracts for the export of Uzbek fruit and vegetables for more than $2 billion, the Jahon information agency reported.  

According to the fair’s organizers, vegetables will account for 27 percent of export products, grapes 25 percent, fruits 20 percent, dried and processed products 17.6 percent, legumes 8.4 percent, and melons 2 percent.

Participants of the scientific-practical conference “The superiority of fruits and vegetables in Uzbekistan,” conducted in the framework of the Fair, got acquainted with the climatic conditions, high consumer qualities of vegetables and gourds cultivated in Uzbekistan, and the results of ongoing work in the field of modernization and diversification of the country’s agriculture.

The agrarian sector of Uzbekistan is dynamically developed. Currently, this sector makes a significant contribution to the country’s gross domestic product and has a considerable share in exports.

Participation in the Fair of more than 300 business representatives from the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Japan, Italy, France, Malaysia, India, Russia, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Afghanistan, and Kazakhstan has once again proved the interest of foreign manufacturers and trading companies in cooperation with Uzbekistan.

In the framework of the event, participants visited enterprises, farms, and orchards in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khorezm, Jizzakh and other regions and familiarized with the results of reforms for the development of agriculture, the cultivation process of fruits and vegetables, a system of high-quality storage and packaging, and preparation for export.

Sergey Kwan

TCA