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Harvest Festival: celebrations in honor of the labor of Turkmen farmers
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Harvest Festival: celebrations in honor of the labor of Turkmen farmers
Published 14.11.2021
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Today throughout the country, celebrations were held on the occasion of the Harvest Festival, which sums up the agricultural year, the labor of farmers, symbolizes the fertility of the Turkmen land, the abundance of our sachaks. It reflects the spiritual values and traditions of the Turkmen people, their solidarity, hard work, nobility.

By systematically increasing the efficiency of agricultural production, Turkmenistan under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has become a country of advanced agriculture. Our land flourishes when every corner of it is cultivated by the hardworking and caring hands of the toilers of the fields.

The current year, passing under the motto “Turkmenistan is the Motherland of Peace and Trust”, is also marked by high achievements that have multiplied the country's dastarkhan. Having successfully fulfilled their obligations, Turkmen cotton growers harvested more than 1 million 250 thousand tons of high-quality “white gold”. Grain growers coped with the task with honor, having filled over 1 million 400 thousand tons of selected wheat into the bins of the Motherland. Producers of fruits and vegetables and melons have also achieved significant success.

Tenants, farmers and farmers' associations, who have received the right to independently resolve issues related to economic activities, entrepreneurs who, having opened their own business, are engaged in the production, procurement and processing of agricultural products, their storage, transportation and sale, making an ever-increasing contribution to the abundance of domestic markets of various products also have the ability to export surplus.

Significant financial resources are allocated for irrigation and land reclamation, renewal of the technical park of the agro-industrial complex. For these purposes, thanks to the care of the leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the workers of the village, agricultural equipment is regularly purchased from the world's leading manufacturers.

In honor of the Harvest Festival, various thematic conferences were organized in all parts of the country, exhibitions and fairs were organized, demonstrating the generosity of the native land. By tradition, the epicenter of the celebrations was the capital, where representatives of leading farms came from all regions.

On the eve of this holiday, an award ceremony was held for the best tenants, machine operators, agricultural scientists, plant breeders and other agricultural specialists who make a worthy contribution to the development of the country's agro-industrial complex.

During the celebration, the leaders of agricultural industry, who achieved the highest indicators this year, received state awards in accordance with the Decree of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Today, the main platform for the festive events is the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan, where a large exhibition of achievements in agriculture and the agro-industrial complex was held.

The opening ceremony was attended by the Chairwoman of the Mejlis Milli Gengesh, Deputy Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh, Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, heads of ministries and departments, representatives of public organizations and the media, elders, as well as entrepreneurs of the country.

An important event of the holiday was the presentation of a graceful Ahal-Teke horse named Hazyna, which was presented as a gift to the leader of the nation on behalf of the workers of the agro-industrial complex.

All departments and enterprises of the agro-industrial complex launched their expositions in the exhibition center. The products of the cotton and grain industries, animal husbandry, food industry, textile industry and carpets aroused great interest of numerous visitors. Samples of the latest agricultural machinery from the world's leading manufacturers were also demonstrated here.

Silky white cotton fibers not only make yarns, fabrics and clothing. These are medical cotton wool, cosmetics, nonwovens and technical products. Cotton is a raw material for a number of food products, including cottonseed oil, which is especially valuable in its nutritional properties, and cotton honey, which has medicinal properties of an excellent antioxidant.  

The velayats of the country also set up their festive pavilions, demonstrating the horzhuns of the new harvest of “white gold”, as well as golden ears of wheat, a variety of melons, fruits and vegetables.

Thus, the expositions of the velayats were decorated with the seeds of the famous varieties of melons “Vakharman”, “Garrygyz”, “Gyzylgulyabi”, watermelons “Jeyhun”, “Serdar”, “Dishim”, pumpkins “Palov kadi”, “Dash kadi”, “Duvdibisher”.

The guests' particular attention was drawn to the colorful design of the exposition with a variety of grape varieties. Domestic winegrowers today successfully cultivate both the ancient Turkmen varieties “Terbash” and “Garauzum”, and the varieties “Cabernet”, “Saperavi”, “Taifi rosy”, etc.

The soulful atmosphere of the holiday, permeated with the spirit of national culture, traditions, customs and rituals, was multiplied by the performances of folklore groups and bakhshi-sazandars.

The forum was attended by specialists from relevant departments, representatives of the Agrarian Party, business societies and entrepreneurs, scientists and experts of the specialized field, foreign partners of mechanical engineering enterprises, as well as student youth.

During the meeting on the digital system, scientists from foreign research institutes, leaders and representatives of leading companies and international organizations spoke about the development of cooperation in the country's agricultural sector.

At the end of the online conference, the participants of the celebration accepted a letter of gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, in which they expressed their sincere gratitude to the leader of the nation for the constant attention and care of workers in the agricultural sector and assured that they would make every effort to further develop the country's agricultural sector.

On the occasion of the current Harvest Festival in the velayats and etraps, in the cities and villages of the country, solemn meetings and honoring of the foremost agrarians were held along with as concerts, sports competitions and other cultural events.

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