Ensuring food abundance in the country: a task of national importance
Ensuring food abundance in the country: a task of national importance
Published 07.06.2022

Successful implementation of reforms for integrated development of the country's agriculture, active introduction of modern achievements of science and digital system into the industry are currently contributing to a significant expansion of food production. At the same time, the export opportunities of the complex are also growing. This is especially important for strengthening the national economy, as well as for increasing the level of social protection of the population.

At an extended meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on June 4th, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov signed a number of significant documents aimed at fully providing the domestic market with food in the Epoch of the Revival of the new era of powerful state, supporting producers engaged in the poultry industry in order to increase the production of poultry meat and eggs.

In accordance with this Decree, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, together with the hyakimliks of the velayats and the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of the country, was instructed to take organizational measures to create a fodder base for poultry farming in order to sow 20,000 hectares of land with fodder corn in 2022, 2,000 hectares - soybeans and 40 thousand hectares - fodder wheat and grow rich crops.

In addition, the distribution of sown areas for fodder corn and wheat, as well as soybeans by velayats and etraps is planned, the number of tenants, land users and landowners who will be engaged in the cultivation of these crops has been determined. At the same time, the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection should provide producers with high-quality seeds and technical services, the State Committee for Water Resources with water for irrigation, and the State Concern “Turkmenhimiya” with mineral fertilizers in accordance with the norms of agrotechnics, in volumes necessary and within specific timeframes.

It should be noted that in the Epoch of the Revival of the new era of powerful state, large-scale comprehensive work is being carried out aimed at strengthening food security. At the same time, great importance is attached to the effective use of scientifically based methods and digital technologies, the rational use of water resources.

In this regard, program activities are being carried out to provide support to commodity producers, including land owners, as well as to develop agriculture.

At present, thanks to the efforts of the head of state, a comprehensive approach is being applied to solving issues of increasing crop yields, supplying producers with high-quality seeds and fertilizers. Farmers have at their disposal powerful agricultural machinery from leading world manufacturers. All this testifies to the fact that great importance is attached to the comprehensive development of various structures of the agro-industrial complex, ensuring food abundance in the country at the state level.

According to the instruction of the head of state, the most important requirements of today are the improvement of local farming culture, taking into account local soil and climatic conditions, the widespread introduction of modern methods of growing crops. At the same time, great importance is attached to improving the water supply of farmland and settlements.

The issues of using the latest technologies in the agro-industrial complex, encouraging entrepreneurial initiatives and implementing measures aimed at improving the efficiency of private producers are constantly in the focus of attention of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

The introduction of advanced technologies, a digital system and modern business practices in the industry will help increase crop yields, improve scientific breeding work, and thereby ensure food abundance in the country.

In this regard, great attention is paid to the issues of rational use of water resources, improvement of the ameliorative state of lands and combating soil salinization, taking into account the achievements of modern science. At the same time, among the important tasks is the cleaning of sewer and drainage systems.

Comprehensive measures are being taken on farmland in order to obtain generous harvests of cotton and other crops. At present, organized and high-quality seasonal agricultural work is of particular importance. At the same time, machinery should be used at full capacity in the fields as the main means of assistance to farmers.

In accordance with the instructions of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, work is underway to provide the population with potatoes, vegetables and other food products produced in the country. The actual tasks of today include increasing the area under agricultural crops in the velayats, determining the places for their crops, and further uninterrupted supply of tenants with high-quality seeds.

In order to improve the quality and diversity of livestock products, intensify production capacities, step-by-step measures are being taken to strengthen the fodder base of livestock, including poultry. At the same time, encouragement of agricultural producers plays an important role.

Thanks to the close attention of the President of the country to the accelerated development of the agro-industrial complex, all conditions are created in the country for the highly productive work of farmers, for whom high-performance agricultural equipment is systematically purchased. This, in turn, allows you to take care of crops in compliance with all agricultural standards, quickly and without loss to harvest the grown crop.

As you know, at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on June 4th, Arkadagly Serdar signed a Resolution on the allocation of $150 million to support entrepreneurs, which should strengthen the food security of our country. This decision increased the enthusiasm of private producers and inspired them to new labor victories.

During the extended meeting, the head of state also said that the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations is allocated 150 million US dollars for the purchase of necessary food products. This decision will facilitate the supply of food products to Turkmenistan and the creation of production capacities to replace imported products.

It should be noted that poultry and eggs in our country are mainly produced by enterprises of members of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Thus, in order to gradually expand the production capacity of the private sector, it is important to create an appropriate base. The measures taken will make it possible to fully meet the needs of the population in poultry meat and eggs.

This historic decision is of particular importance in connection with the difficult situation that has developed in the world at the present time. Strengthening health and increasing the average life expectancy of the population, according to Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, are closely related to healthy nutrition.

The resolution adopted by Arkadagly Serdar in order to support product manufacturers is aimed at fully satisfying the needs of Turkmen citizens in fresh, high-quality and environmentally friendly food. This is another confirmation that the measures taken at the state level, the reforms carried out in the country are aimed at ensuring a prosperous life in all respects for our people.

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