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Winter wheat sowing campaign starts in Turkmenistan

On September 3, the mass sowing of winter wheat began in Turkmenistan. With the blessing of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, an important agricultural campaign was launched simultaneously in all velayats of the country. As the head of state noted at the sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers held via the digital system on August 27, good results are being achieved in all sectors of the economy, including agriculture, in the Era of Might and Happiness. The state creates all the necessary conditions for the fruitful work of farmers and the cultivation of rich crops by them.

Safe way, caravan of “white gold”!

On September 8, a mass cotton-harvesting campaign began in Turkmenistan. With the blessing of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, an important agricultural campaign was launched in the Ahal, Balkan, Lebap and Mary velayats. Taking into account the soil and climatic conditions, the “white” harvesting in the Dashoguz velayat will start on September 15. This year, marked by the 30th anniversary of the independence of the Motherland, a good harvest of “white gold” has been grown in the country. And now the main task of the rural workers is to pick it from the fields in a short time and without losses.

Forest Belts Protect Crops

Forest plantations around settlements and cultivated lands are of great sanitary and hygienic importance, which is especially significant for newly irrigated lands in Turkmenistan. The greatest land-reclamation efficiency in this respect belongs to field-protective forest belts around irrigated fields, which have a beneficial effect on the course of crop growing. At the same time, a kind of forestry landscape is being created, as, for example, on the old-irrigated and newly developed lands of the Vas, Shasenem and Hanhovuz massifs and the Kopetdag and Koytendag plains. The network of field-protective forest belts is of great ecological importance for improving the culture of irrigated agriculture and for forming a certain microclimate in the surface layer of the areas adjacent to the fields. Agricultural scientists monitor the moisture regime and seasonal air temperature amplitudes in the fields, including the development and productivity of various crops, primarily wheat and cotton. In the course of the research, it was revealed that, in comparison with the fields protected with the help of forest plantations, the air humidity in open arable land is much lower, which is significant in a sharp continental climate characterised by fluctuations in temperature, an uneven amount of atmospheric precipitation and also strong winds.

A rich harvest is the property of the people

In the modern history of the Turkmen state, under the wise, far-sighted and progressive leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, grandiose reforms, aimed first of all at improving the wellbeing of the Turkmen people and their quality of life by creating abundance of food, are being carried out. And here the most important indicators are the achievements of the farmers, who make every effort and work hard to ensure abundance on the table of every Turkmen citizen. Active and targeted government support and progressive reforms directed at the widespread digitalisation of the agroindustrial complex act as a powerful impetus for the development of agriculture in the country. In this context, the natural and climatic conditions of our country are taken into account, which allows year after year to gather rich harvests of vegetables and fruit, berries and grain crops. Particular attention is paid to the rational use of water and land resources, as food abundance is a symbol of a successful and prosperous economy. Wheat production today makes it possible to fully meet the domestic needs of the country in grain.

Wheat and quality

In the prosperous epoch of a powerful state, under the tireless efforts of the distinguished President, significant work is being carried out to develop the agricultural sector of our country. As a result of the tireless and pure work of the brave farmers, a plentiful crop of dense wheat is grown every year, that is the abundance of our table and the source of life. In the year «Turkmenistan — Homeland of peace and trust», brave farmers from all velayats of our Land came ready for the harvest. Thanks to the great initiatives of the wise Arkadag, in the prosperous epoch of a powerful state, giving a plot to the true owners, the positive solution of problems with water and fertilizers, the provision of high-quality grain to farmers, the purchase of foreign equipment that meets land and air conditions, created ample opportunities for a high wheat harvest. Specialists of the Central Laboratory of the State Service «Turkmenstandartlary» Akhal velayat and the city of Ashgabat contributed to ensuring uninterrupted wheat harvesting.

The President of Turkmenistan holds working session on seasonal agricultural works

In the morning, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held video conference working session with participation of Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, who is in charge of agricultural complex, governor of Mary Region and districts of this region. The agenda included the completion of seasonal agricultural works, in particular, the grain harvest. First, the head of the state gave floor to Vice-premier E. Orazgeldiyev who reported on the harvesting and practical measures undertaken for organized collection of produced yield in designated period without any loss.

The President of Turkmenistan holds session on seasonal agricultural works

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held video conference session with participation of the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, who is in charge of agricultural complex, heads of Balkan Region and districts of the western region. The agenda included seasonal agricultural works, in particular the wheat harvesting. Opening the session, the head of the state has given floor to Vice-premier E. Orazgeldiyev who reported on the rates of the harvest and practical measures undertaken for organized harvesting of without any loss in designated period.

Greenhouses Being Built

In March, a number of greenhouses, one of which belongs to the Altyn Gala Gurluşyk Individual Enterprise, located in Gerogly etrap, Dashoguz velayat, opened. The Turkmen leader attended the opening ceremonies. The new agricultural facility occupies 5 hectares of a 30-hectare area, which the enterprise received under lease from the state. The entire area is occupied by plantations of tomatoes of different varieties, and all the operations are computer aided, requiring eventual actions of an operator. Computer technology maintains climatic conditions, and 33 people, who have received jobs there, perform mechanical operations. In total, 75 large greenhouses that belong to the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan operate throughout the country. These are 404 hectares “working” at full capacity to grow vegetables and greens all year round for the dastarhan of the Turkmen people. Another 193 similar facilities are at different stages of construction. Greenhouse farmers mainly grow tomatoes, cucumbers and sweet peppers. Computer-aided hothouses and greenhouses are becoming increasingly popular. During the recent opening ceremony, a brand new automatic greenhouse control technology was presented to the Turkmen leader. The representatives of the Ýigit Business Society from the Kaahka etrap, Ahal velayat, vividly presented the advantages of this technology. The

The President of Turkmenistan held a working meeting by means of digital videoconferencing

On June 2, Esteemed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov chaired a working meeting by means of digital videoconferencing with the participation of the Cabinet Deputy Chairman supervising the agricultural sector and velayat khyakims. The priority targets of socio-economic development of regions, the results of works carried out in five months of this year, as well as the current state of affairs on agricultural land plots and other issues were discussed.

To Promote the Development of Agricultural Production

A meeting of the working group of the participants of the regional project of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), which is being implemented in Turkmenistan with the coordination of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection, has been held recently on the basis of the National Institute of Deserts, Flora and Fauna. In order to discuss the positions held and to present the planned events for the current year, the meeting was attended by senior officials of structural divisions of the agro-ecological ministry, including the Committee for Hydrometeorology of Turkmenistan, and also specialists from the Mejlis of Turkmenistan and the State Committee for Water Resources. The project is called “Integrated Natural Resources Management in Drought-Prone and Salt-Affected Agricultural Production Systems in Central Asia and Turkey” (CACILM-2). Its goal is to restore the fertility of agricultural lands and to increase the productivity of natural pastures in different agro-ecological regions of the country – mountains, desert and river oasis. It is planned to introduce advanced methods of desalinisation of irrigated soils, increase in their harvests and return of degraded pastures of the Karakum Desert to circulation by sowing seeds of high-yield psammophytes – white and black saxaul, Calligonum, Salsola richteri, Astragalus and other woody