On Wednesday, 14 Jun, the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the Akhal province to inspect the activities of the structures of the agro-industrial complex and the pace of grain harvesting.
The first facility visited by Berdymukhamedov was the experimental seed-growing farmers’ association “Bugdaýly tejribe-tohumçylyk”.
Arkadag was met there by DPM Yazmyradov, who oversees the agro-industrial complex, governor of the Akhal province Ya.Gurbanov, Deputy Chairman of the CIS Intergovernmental Coordinating Council on Seed Production, President of the Seeds Association Ivan Kuzmin, Chairman of the Economic Department of the Military and Law Enforcement Agencies Ch.Amanov and agronomists.
Kuzmin noted that Turkmenistan has created all the necessary conditions for productive work of farmers. In May 2019, a meeting of the Intergovernmental Coordinating Council on Seed Production of the CIS was held in Ashgabat at a high organizational level, he said.
Turkmen farmers and agricultural scientists have accumulated a wealth of experience in this field, he added.
Then Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov talked with the tenant of the farmers’ association Ch.Annayev.
The farmer said that he rents 28 hectares of land and intends to harvest about 40 quintals of selected wheat grain from each hectare, targeting to deliver 112 tons of grain to the state.
Arkadag said that the government will continue to provide comprehensive assistance to farmers, strengthen the material and technical base of the agriculture, and improve farmers’ working conditions.
Also, the National Leader of the Turkmen people had a conversation with one of the machine operators.
He said that he has been working as a machine operator for 15 years on high-performance combine harvesters, procured by public sector.
In turn, the National Leader of the Turkmen people noted that comprehensive work is being carried out in the country to modernize and strengthen the material and technical base of the agriculture, the government will continue to purchase machinery from leading world manufacturers.
The issues of widespread implementation of best practices and technologies in production, joint activities with agronomists are of great importance, Arkadag said, giving the relevant officials a number of instructions on the implementation of the transformations in agriculture. Special attention should be paid to improving seed-breeding work, as well as stimulating productive labor of farmers, he added.
During the visit Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov discussed with the relevant officials and foreign representatives issues related to the development of the agricultural sector, innovative methods of farming.
Arkadag noted that the country attaches great importance to international cooperation in the breeding field.
The development of cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has become one of the main directions of Turkmenistan’s foreign policy strategy.
In turn, Ivan Kuzmin said that the work carried out on agricultural lands of Turkmenistan fully meets international standards and norms of agricultural technology. Farmers and agricultural scientists are working to increase soil fertility and develop new lands on a scientific basis. The efficacy of the work done and adherence to the strict standards of quality and environmental friendliness of finished products are ensured by the combination of modern science’s accomplishments and domestic agriculture’s experience.
It was emphasized that there are great prospects for strengthening cooperation in breeding sector. In this context, special attention was paid to issues related to the expansion of acreage of corn, alfalfa and other crops in the country.
At the meeting venue, an exhibition of bakery products and vegetable crops was organized.///nCa, 15 June 2023
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