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A Strategic Resource of the State

Turkmenistan attaches great importance to the development of agriculture, the agroindustrial complex as a whole. The state creates all the conditions conducive to highly productive work of farmers and yielding rich harvests of wheat, cotton and other crops. Reforms in the agroindustrial complex

Labour victory of Turkmen silk growers

«7-24.tm», № 24 (107), 13.06.2022 Turkmen silk growers have delivered over 2,300 tons of cocoons to the state and fulfilled their obligations on the production of the valuable raw materials for the textile industry. This is a tangible result of the measures taken by the state under the wise leadership of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov to promote silk production in the country.

Wheat harvest has started in Turkmenistan

On June 3, the grain harvest campaign was launched in the country. During an offsite sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers on May 26, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov blessed the start of the important agricultural campaign, wishing farmers every success in their work. Grain growers of the Ahal, Lebap and Mary velayats were the first to start harvesting, and farmers of the Balkan and Dashoguz velayats joined them on June 10. As the head of state noted, large-scale work, aimed at developing the agricultural sector, was being carried out in the country. The state creates all conditions for farmers. They are fully provided with high-quality seed material, mineral fertilisers, chemicals, modern agricultural machinery and water.

Agroindustrial complex: the Foundation for Economic Growth and High Standard of Living

The development of Turkmenistan’s agroindustrial complex is linked directly to the achievement of food abundance. Effective large-scale reforms, taking place in this sector, aim to improve the performance of agriculture, to raise crop production and to increase exports. Food abundance is one of the main goals of the agricultural policy of Turkmenistan and, at the same time, an essential condition for achieving the strategic national goal – the high quality of life of citizens. Stability factor

Major projects of private production

Representatives of private business take an active part in large-scale activities within the framework of the implementation of the State programmes of the production of import-substituting goods and the increase in the volume of export products. Due to targeted support from the state, entrepreneurs are able to carry out large projects in various sectors of agriculture. In Turkmenistan, one of the main imported food products is vegetable oil. In order to reduce dependence on foreign supplies of this product, businessmen are actively working on the creation of appropriate production facilities.

Don’t forget to take water with you

«7/24.tm», № 18 (101), 02.05.2022. Turkmen weather is pleasing with warm sunny days, but temperature is rising with every passing day. According to the weather forecasts, temperatures are expected to rise in the coming days. If you care about your health, you probably know how important drinking regime is.

Seasonal agricultural work

«7/24.tm», №17 (100), 25.04.2022 Rural workers in Balkan velayat make their decent contribution to boosting food security of the country by reaping a rich grain harvest each year.

Important spring campaign starts

«7/24.tm», № 14 (97), 04.04.2022. On March 30, 2022, in accordance with the approved schedule, farmers of Dashoguz velayat, where the sowing campaign starts a little later than in other regions of the country due to climatic conditions, started sowing cotton. The important spring campaign in Dashoguz velayat was launched on the fields of the Akgala farmers association in Kunyaurgench etrap. The solemn event marking the planting of seeds of the valuable industrial crop into the soil took place.

Dashoguz growers starts cotton sowing

In accordance with the approved schedule, farmers of the Dashoguz velayat started sowing cotton, where, due to climatic conditions, the sowing campaign starts a little later than in other regions of the country. According to a good tradition, the beginning of the sowing season was blessed by the venerable elders. Upon saying a prayer to the Almighty for the wellbeing and prosperity of the Motherland, the Turkmen people and the head of state, they threw the first cotton seeds into the ground and then gave way to machine operators.

Rehabilitating Nature through Desertification Control

The global factor within the mandate of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification is land degradation as a result of natural and anthropogenic processes, aggravated by climate aridisation. This phenomenon can be curbed by land reclamation, the restoration of soil fertility in irrigated areas and the improvement of forage capacity of Karakum pastures. The territory of Turkmenistan is located in the zone of influence of the Karakum Desert where ecosystems are fragile, and careless interference in the “affairs of nature” can worsen the state of the soil and vegetation cover and lead to a decrease in the yield of pastures which are used year-round for animal husbandry. Millions of hectares of desert pastures annually produce hundreds of thousands of tonnes of forage products, but they are far from being used to the full extent due to their insufficient watering. However, the Karakum Desert is not only a forage base, but also an ecological environment, therefore, pasture forage consumption rates are applied, given the need to conserve biodiversity and prevent the depletion of natural pastures. A scheme is used to calculate the number of livestock per unit of land area, the so-called capacity indicator, which is one of the main concepts of the Law of Turkmenistan “On Pastures”. An increase in the number of grazing sheep requires an increase in pasture producti