Today, the grain harvest campaign has been launched in the country. During an offsite meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on May 26, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov blessed the start of an important agricultural campaign, wishing farmers new success in their work. Grain growers of the Akhal, Lebap and Mary velayats have started harvesting, and on June 10 farmers of the Balkan and Dashoguz velayats will join them.
According to a good tradition, the honorary elders blessed the harvest in the field, offering up a prayer to the Almighty for the well-being and prosperity of the Fatherland, the entire Turkmen people. After mowing the first wheat ears with the words "Çäjiňe bereket!" ("Good harvest to you!"), the aksakals handed over the symbolic sheaves to the combine operators.
This year, Turkmen grain growers will have to harvest 1,400,000 tons of grain from 690,000 hectares allocated for winter crops, including 400,000 tons in Akhal velayat, 310, Lebap, 345, Mary, 265, Dashoguz and 80,000 tons in Balkan. Most of the agricultural land was sown with high-yielding wheat varieties such as Bereketli, Goşant, Hasylly, Sähraýy, Rowaç, Ýolöten-3, Ýolöten-1, Juwan, Watan, Gyzylşaglawuk-25, Miras, as well as Ýokumly.
In general, 2,64 Claas, John Deere, Case, New Holland combine harvesters will be involved in the 2022 harvest across the country. Working around the clock, this modern high-performance equipment will help farmers to harvest a rich harvest quickly and without loss.
In accordance with the approved Concept for the Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan, special equipment purchased from the world leaders in agricultural engineering - John Deere and Claas companies - is equipped with telematic systems.
Delivery of wheat to 154 collection points, barns and elevators will be provided by over 9,800 trucks provided by various ministries and departments. By the beginning of the harvest, laboratories have also been prepared, where specialists from the Main State Service "Turkmenstandartlary" will determine the quality of incoming grain.
Timely settlement with grain growers for the delivered crop will be carried out through local branches of the State Commercial Bank “Daýhanbank”.
On the occasion of the start of mowing, production seminars were held in the velayats with the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, velayat and etrap hyakimliks, the Main State Service "Türkmenstandartlary", the State Concern "Türkmenhimiýa", heads of daikhan associations, experienced agronomists, machine operators, tenant farmers, respected elders.
During the events, a wide range of issues of organized harvesting, clear and well-coordinated work of the grain harvesting conveyor was discussed. The participants expressed their sincere gratitude to the head of state Serdar Berdimuhamedov for the constant care of the rural workers, the conditions created for a decent life and fruitful work of farmers who make a significant contribution to the well-being and prosperity of the Fatherland.
State purchases of products, exemption of farmers from taxes, provision of maintenance services, seeds, mineral fertilizers, plant protection products on preferential terms - all these measures of financial and economic incentives for agricultural producers have the desired effect, contribute to their interest in the results of their work.
The head of state pays great attention to the issues of rational use of land, water and other natural resources, environmental protection, the development of agricultural science, selection and seed production, the introduction of advanced technologies into production, as well as the training of qualified agricultural specialists.
In addition, major investment projects are being implemented as part of the implementation of the National Program of the President of Turkmenistan to transform the social and living conditions of the population of villages, towns, cities of etraps and etrap centers. The life of the villagers from year to year is becoming more and more equipped, their material well-being is growing. In terms of the level and quality of life, the village is increasingly approaching the city.
In general, this allows us to successfully solve the problems of ensuring food abundance in the country, opens up great prospects for the further dynamic development of agriculture, where the experience accumulated over the centuries is successfully combined with advanced technologies for growing crops, the achievements of modern science, and is in demand at the regional level and globally.
A clear confirmation of this is the fact that Turkmenistan was elected to the Executive Council of the World Food Program for the period 2020-2022, which is eloquent evidence of the effectiveness of the agrarian policy of the Motherland.
In commemoration of today's event, at the edge of the wheat fields - in the places of celebrations on the occasion of the beginning of the mowing - exhibitions were organized, where various agricultural products, bakery products, modern agricultural equipment are presented. Performances of singers, dance and folk groups of the velayats also took place here.