In order to grow the crops included in the state order, a special agricultural land fund is being created in Turkmenistan. In total, in the country, its area will be about 265 thousand hectares.
As the ORIENT has learnt in the country’s agricultural department, the main share of the fund will be in the Ahal and Dashoguz regions, followed by the Mary and Lebap regions in terms of area, with the smallest “wedge” in the Balkan, the coastal region.
The land plots from the created fund will be provided to producers of agricultural products for use for up to 99 years. 70 per cent of plots from the fund will be provided on contractual terms to grow wheat, cotton and other agricultural crops under the state order.
The rest of the land plots can be used to grow other crops for scientifically based crop rotation and subject to implementation of the plan for collection of grain crops and cotton.
According to agricultural experts, these measures are intended to turn Turkmen agriculture into a highly profitable sector of the country’s economy.