News of Uzbekistan
Increasing procurement of agricultural products is today’s most important issue
On April 29, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a videoconference on the issues of guaranteed provision of food to the population and maintaining price stability during the pandemic.
There is a decline in prices for oil, cotton, gas, electricity and growth in food products in the world market. Many countries have imposed restrictions on the export of flour, wheat, rice, butter, potatoes and other products.
In this regard, the most important issue today is to increase procurement of agricultural products. Uzbekistan is taking measures on growing 2-3 crops on irrigated areas and reclaiming plots withdrawn from circulation. Storage and production capacities are expanding.
Issues of increasing the volume of procurement and formation of strategic reserves were considered at the meeting.