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Uzbekistan produces 2.4 mln tons of vegetables in H1 2014
16:05, 25 July 2014, 1060

AKIPRESS.COM - veggies Uzbekistan produced 2.4 million tons of vegetables and 782,400 tons of fruit in the first half of 2014, according to the State Statistics Committee.

Vegetables were harvested from 255,800 hectares of land, potatoes – 81,500 hectares, melons – 571,000 hectares.

New orchards were created at 2,400 hectares, intense gardens – 5,600 hectares, and vineyards at 8,900 hectares. The country rehabilitated 4,100 hectares of orchards, and 6,100 hectares of vineyards. Around 421 greenhouses were created.

Uzbekistan collected over 8 million tons of grain, 2 million tons of vegetables (+10%), 1.2 million tons of potatoes (+11.3%), 150,700 tons of melons (+11.1%), 782,400 tons of fruit (+10.1%) and 22,200 tons of grapes (+12%).

For the period, the country has implemented 1,430 projects on development of livestock breeding with total number of 37,400 cattle and 660 projects on development of poultry with total number of 7.3 million birds, as well as 677 projects on development of fisheries with 1,700 hectares of artificial and 5,000 hectares of natural water reservoirs, and 800 projects on development of bee-keeping.

The total number of cattle rose by 4.4% to 10.7 million heads. The volume of meat production grew by 6.5%, milk – by 6.7%, and eggs – by 11.2%.

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