Through the Diyarbekir customs post in Dashoguz province, 75 tons of white durra were exported to Uzbekistan, the press service of the State Customs of Turkmenistan informs.
The forwarder is the “Kanagatly daýhan” farm located in the village of Ruhubelent. The consignee of the white durra in Uzbekistan is “Xorazm Baliq Sanoat Argo” LLC.
Currently, the main task of the agricultural industry of Turkmenistan is not only providing the national market with agricultural products, but also its export.
Thus, in January-October 2019, Turkmenistan exported 20.5 thousand tons of vegetables for the sum of $21.3 million, which is 162.1 percent and 171.8 percent more respectively, compared to the same period in 2018. The tomatoes are the mainly exported vegetable (80.0 percent).
Today, white durra or sorghum, an important cereal grain food, is widely grown in developed countries and is gaining popularity, as it is a gluten-free cereal grain. The crop is genetically suited to hot and dry agroecologies; it is thermophilic and sun grain. As a food, sorghum is widely used, as, after processing, it is rich in nutrients, dietary fiber and bioactive components; it has anti-oxidant effect. There is a role for sorghum grain-based diets to assist in the prevention of diseases such as diabetes, inflammatory, cancer and heart diseases.