The agricultural sector will develop a "revolutionary" strategy.

September 10, 2019, 10:17

On behalf of the president, the development of a “revolutionary” agricultural development strategy for 2020–2030 has begun. The agricultural sector is designed to become the main point of growth and driver of the economy.

On September 6, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on priorities for agricultural development in 2020–2030, the press service of the head of state said.

The meeting said that Uzbekistan has great potential in the agricultural sector, but for a long time there was no market approach and material interest in this area, funds and scientific innovations were not attracted. Earth “overworked”, soil fertility decreased.

On September 6, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on priorities for agricultural development in 2020–2030, the press service of the head of state said.

The meeting said that Uzbekistan has great potential in the agricultural sector, but for a long time there was no market approach and material interest in this area, funds and scientific innovations were not attracted. Earth “overworked", soil fertility decreased.

 The main directions of the strategy:

  1. A complete update of the legislation to ensure the transparency of the land allocation system, its inviolability, guaranteed protection of land rights, the introduction into legal circulation of the concept of responsible attitude to land.
  2. Maintaining accurate records of agricultural land and improving their use. The Goskomzemgeodezkadastr was instructed to complete an inventory of land in the country by the end of 2021 and create a single electronic database.
  3. Improving the efficiency and accounting of water use, the introduction of water-saving technologies on 200 thousand hectares of land each year. Today, only 60% of the water used for irrigation of crops reaches the fields, the rest is lost in irrigation systems and in the irrigation process.
  4. Budgetary funds should primarily be used to increase the fertility of land, the introduction of water-saving technologies and the development of science. 
  1. Increasing the export potential of the sector and increasing the volume of procurement of value-added products. In Uzbekistan, products worth $ 300 are grown on 1 ha of land, in Turkey - for 2000, in Egypt - for 8000, in Israel - 12 thousand dollars. By 2030, it is planned to increase exports to $ 20 billion from $ 2.3 billion in 2018.
  2. Implementation of a product certification system according to the standards of the European Union, East Asian countries and the Arab world. Priority will be given to the selection of fruit tree varieties. 

  1. Improving the efficiency of the use of personal land, the introduction of logistics and local cooperation based on the principle of “one mahalla - one product”, the unification of small producers into cooperatives, ensuring uniformity of production.
  2. Expanding the range of services in the field of delivery of mineral fertilizers, equipment and others on the basis of public-private partnerships and the organization of private enterprises.
  1. Full completion by the end of 2020 of space sounding work begun this year, which will make it possible to give a reliable assessment of the real state of land and crops
  2. Improving the system of agricultural statistics, the introduction of digital technologies in all processes from the placement of crops to the sale of finished products.

 

  1. Training of qualified personnel and the development of agricultural science. Seven specialized universities annually graduate more than 3000 young people, but in the regions there are not enough personnel. There is no integration of science, education and production.

 

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