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The 14th international Exhibition of Agriculture – “UzAgroExpo” will take place at the NEC “Uzexpocentre” in the Central pavilion №1 from 21 to 23 November 2018.
The exhibition «UzAgroExpo» is the largest industry event of the fall season in Uzbekistan. Participants of the exhibition «UzAgroExpo» are companies and organizations, specializing in the production and sale of modern agricultural equipment and spare parts, equipment, technologies and materials for crop production, livestock, veterinary, processing, transportation and storage of crop products and livestock.
The exhibition is an effective tool for the development of agriculture of Uzbekistan by attracting modern technology, production and equipment.
Official support for the exhibition is provided by:
National Exhibition Complex “UzExpoCentre”, Pavilion №1
Uzbekistan to develop strategy for development of agriculture until 2030
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Uzbekistan attracted the Russian consulting company Strategy Partners Group to develop a draft strategy for development of agriculture until 2030.
This is stated in a draft resolution of the Government of Uzbekistan, developed by the Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan. The document is published on the portal for discussion of draft normative legal acts.
The main goal of the draft resolution is to implement measures, aimed at qualitative development of the Strategy for the Development of Agriculture in the Republic of Uzbekistan until 2030.
The draft resolution approves the Concept of agricultural development of the Republic of Uzbekistan until 2030, developed by the international consulting company Strategy Partners Group in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
On the basis of the concept, it is planned to develop draft strategy of agricultural development of the Republic of Uzbekistan until 2030.
The strategy will include such goals as stable growth in the added value of the products, increase volumes, as well as geographical and product diversification of exports, ensure food and environmental safety, increase efficiency of the agriculture industry, yield and productivity, improve quality of rural population, etc.
The draft strategy of agricultural development of the Republic of Uzbekistan until 2030 will be developed until 31 December 2018.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev: forestry should become a separate major industry
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the presentation of programs and projects aimed at development of the agrarian sector in Andijan region in 2018-2019.
Last year Uzbek President gave instruction on commissioning the Andijan branch of the Forestry Scientific Research Institute. The branch has already started its activity, its researchers have developed a number of promising projects on development of forestry in the region. In 2016, agricultural products were harvested on 8 hectares of forest fund land, and in the current and next years, this area will expand to 830 hectares. It is planned to create many permanent and seasonal jobs in the foothill areas.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted the necessity of applying innovative ideas in forestry, creating a special fund for expanding the variety of crops and increasing the yield.
"There are many unused opportunities in forestry. For example, such popular products as pistachios, nuts, chickpeas, beans, saffron, rose hips and other medicinal plants can bring huge income! You can also harvest honey. We need only a scientific approach, commitment and effort. Over time, forestry should become a separate large-scale industry," the President said.
Attention was paid to development of fish farming in the region. This year, it is planned to create new reservoirs in 11 districts, to establish the harvesting of fish by Chinese and Vietnamese technology.
Presentation of projects on development of poultry, livestock, harvesting nuts, export of vegetables was held. The President gave necessary instructions to entrepreneurs and responsible persons.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution “On additional measures to improve the activities of farmers, dekhkan farms and landowners”.
The document was adopted in order to increase the efficiency of activities of farmers, dekhkan farms and homestead landholders, ensuring active participation and expanding the powers of the Council of Farmers, Dehkan Farms and the owners of homestead lands of Uzbekistan in this area.
The resolution said that the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, khokims of regions and districts, the Minister of Agriculture and heads of the Council of Farmers, Dehkan Farms and Owners of Household Land of Uzbekistan failed to organize activities of the centers for comprehensive servicing of farmer, dehkan farms and landowners at district councils of farmer, dehkan farms and owners of homestead land.
Starting from 1 July 2018, the membership of all farming and dehkan farms in the Council is compulsory, and for the owners of homestead lands - voluntary, the document said.
The resolution said that the termination of membership of farm and dehkan farms in the Council in accordance with the decision of the presidium of the district councils of farmer, dehkan farms and landowners is the basis for termination of the right of possession, permanent or temporary use of the land plot or its lease.
Councils of farmers, dekhkan farms and landowners carry out monitoring and public control over the fulfillment of contractual obligations in agriculture.
Uzbek President approved the proposals of the Council, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan on establishment of membership fees to the Council:
for farms specializing in the production of raw cotton and grain crops, in the amount of 0.8 per cent of the purchase price of raw cotton and grain; for other farms in the amount of 0.5 percent of cash received from sales of their products; for dehkan farms and owners of household land in the amount, indicated in the agreement on membership in the Council.
The President approved the proposal to establish a Fund to support farmers, dekhkan farms and landowners under the Council of Farmers, Dehkan Farms and Owners of Household Land in Uzbekistan with the status of a legal entity.
The Fund will provide loans to Tomorkahizmati, other production, processing, procurement, supply, trade organizations in the agricultural production and leasing organizations to strengthen the material and technical base, purchase of agricultural machinery and transport, purchase materials and components for the installation of greenhouses of farmer, dehkan farms and landowners.
The head of Uzbekistan released the Fund from all types of taxes and mandatory payments to state trust funds.
Tomorkakhizmati for a period of 3 years from the date of state registration is exempted from payment of all types of taxes and mandatory payments to state trust funds in the framework of their core business in accordance with this resolution.
Also, till 1 January 2021, equipment for installation of greenhouses of light construction, agricultural machinery and agricultural vehicles, not manufactured in the Republic of Uzbekistan and imported into its territory by lists approved in accordance with the established procedure, are exempted from customs payments (except for customs clearance fees) .
Individuals, who own homestead land working on the basis of a homemaking contract concluded with Tomorkokhizmati or farms are exempted from paying income tax for individuals and mandatory payments to the off-budget Pension Fund under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan as part of their home-based activities.
Uzbekistan intends to release the members of the Association "Uzbekiston Asalarichilari" (Uzbekistan Beekeeping Association) from customs payments for imported materials and equipment.
The draft resolution of the President of Uzbekistan "On exemption from customs payments of organizations-members of the Association “Uzbekiston Asalarichilari” was published on the portal of discussion of regulatory legal acts.
The document proposes to approve the list of inventory items and equipment, auxiliary equipment used in the field of beekeeping, wax and wax products (hereinafter referred to as goods) imported by organizations that are members of the Association "Uzbekiston Asalarichilari", with exemption from customs payments (excluding fees).
The explanatory note to the draft decree stated that the enterprises belonging to the Association "Uzbekiston Asalarichilari" imported items of equipment and equipment used in the field of beekeeping, auxiliary equipment, components and spare parts for it, as well as wax and wax products necessary for the development of the beekeeping industry.
For the development of the beekeeping industry, it is necessary to import inventory items and equipment used in the field of beekeeping, auxiliary equipment, waxes and wax products that are not produced or are available in insufficient quantities in the Republic of Uzbekistan, the document noted.
The resolution of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev "on additional measures for the accelerated development of the fishing industry" dated April 6, 2018 serves the further development of the fishing industry, effective implementation of innovative technologies in the sphere.
At the session of the international press club "fish Farming: one of the seven treasures or a new stage of reforms" were discussed the essence and importance of this decision, provided information on the measures being implemented to ensure the domestic market with quality and affordable products.
First Deputy Chairman of the Association "Uzbekyengilsanoat" Rohilla Kurbonov, an investor from Vietnam, van Huene, ZAO, farmers specializing in aquaculture, noted that special attention is paid to increase fish production, create opportunities for the population on generation of additional income through fish culture.
The cultivation of fish in our country allows not only to strengthen food security, but also to provide the population with high-quality proteins. According to the analysis, in Uzbekistan the minimum size of fish consumption per year per person is 12 kilograms. The global figure is 16.6 kilograms per person.
In accordance with the decree of the President of our country, fish farms are granted a number of benefits.
Created free economic zone “Balik Islam ciarocchi”. The purpose of this step is further development of fish farms, organization of activities of the modern hatchery for the production of breeding breeds of fry, increase in production of juvenile fish, modernization of ponds, strengthening of the feed base, wide introduction of innovative and modern intensive technologies, creation of modern complexes for processing of fish, production of fish products, organization of export of surpluses.
The resolution provided, the term of functioning of FEZ "Balik Islam chiqaruvchi" is 30 years with possibility of its subsequent extension, and for the entire period on the territory of special tax, customs and foreign exchange regimes. In order to develop the fishing industry, natural water bodies, which are on the balance sheet of the state Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on forestry, are transferred to the authority of the Association "Uzbekbaliksanoat" for permanent separate use. AKIB “Ipoteka Bank”is also involved in the development of the industry. The Bank will allocate soft loans for the introduction of modern technologies necessary for the development of fish farming for up to five years.
Currently, in our country, together with Russia, Hungary, Vietnam and other countries, joint projects are being implemented for the production of fish-planting material and the cultivation of fish products. In the foothill areas of Andijan, Jizzakh, Kashkadarya, Namangan, Samarkand, Surkhandarya and Fergana regions, positive results have been achieved in growing trout, sturgeon and other species.
Rector of Tashkent state agrarian University Botirjon Sulaimonov noted that the decree of the President of our country provides for the increase, starting from the new academic year, not less than twice the quota of admission to higher educational institutions of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the preparation of bachelors in the field of fishing industry. Starting from 2018/2019 academic year, the Tashkent state agrarian University will organize master's degree in the direction of "fish Farming" for at least 6 people. And also at Arnasay vocational College of agriculture and transport of Jizzakh region and Kuyichirchik vocational College of agricultural Economics of Tashkent region courses will be organized for training of fish farmers and professional development of fishery workers.
Uzbekistan plans to produce 8.235 million tonnes of fruit and vegetable products in 2018.
On 3 April, the Government of Uzbekistan issued a resolution “On measures to improve the efficiency of the use of land plots of farms in the area of vegetable growing, melon crops, horticulture and viticulture”.
The document said that more than 99,270 hectares of land have been freed from sowing cotton and grain.
Most of these lands fell on Syrdarya (20,143 ha), Surkhandarya (16,222 ha), Namangan (11,294 ha) and Kashkadarya (10,000 ha) regions.
About 1.32 million hectares of land will be used to grow 8.235 million tonnes of fruit and vegetable products.
In particular, Uzbekistan plans to grow 2.478 million tonnes of vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, carrots, cabbage, beets, garlic, bell peppers, capsicum, eggplants, greens, broccoli, etc.).
It is planned to produce about 808,000 tonnes of potatoes in 2018, 1.01 million tonnes of melons (melon, watermelon, pumpkin), 108.16 tonnes of legumes (mung beans, beans, peas, peanuts, beans) and 465,790 tonnes of rice.
In 2018, Uzbekistan plans to produce 49,540 tonnes of oilseeds (soybean, sesame).
A free economic zone for production of fish “Balik ishlab chikaruvchi” (Fish Producer) is being formed in Quyichirchiq district of Tashkent region.
The FEZ is created in accordance with the decree of the President of Uzbekistan from 6 April 2018. The zone is created to meet the population’s demand for fish products and export part of the products to neighboring countries.
According to the document, the new zone is created on the basis of property and land, including water reservoirs, transferred by the court decision to the district hokimiyat.
The zone will create modern complexes for processing fish and producing fish products (canned goods, caviar, flour, delicacies and others).
FEZ “Balik Ishlab Chikaruvchi” will carry out scientific research work on introduction of innovative ideas, technologies and developments in the processes of growing, catching and processing fish.
The resolution said that the zone is created for 30 years with the possibility of a subsequent extension.
During the entire period of operation, special tax, customs and currency regimes will operate on the territory of the FEZ.
The Republican Council for Coordinating the Activities of Administrative Boards of Free Economic Zones and Small Industrial Zones will approve projects, being implemented in the FEZ.
The funds from the lease of the transferred natural reservoirs will be sent in full to the Fund for Development of Fish Culture of the Association “Uzbekbalksanoat”.
The President also approved the program of measures for accelerated innovative development of the fish industry in Uzbekistan for 2018-2023.
Within the framework of the new program, Uzbekistan intends to expand production of fish products and scientific research in the field of fish farming. Measures will also be taken to improve the training and retraining of personnel, as well as to increase export potential of the industry.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev approved establishment of laboratories for servicing fish farms in Karakalpakstan, Bukhara, Tashkent and Ferghana regions.
Uzbekistan plans to increase exports of fruits and vegetables up to 1.2 million tonnes in 2018.
Uzbekistan is currently one of largest exporter of fruits and vegetables. Uzbekistan holds the second place on export of apricot and fifth place – cherry.
This year, the country invited international retailers to form crop of fruits. With their participation, Uzbekistan will form the volume and assortment of crop. Russian consumers will receive fresh vegetables in spring.
Uzbekistan plans to increase the volume of exports fruits and vegetables from 918,085 tonnes in 2017 to 1.23 million tonnes in 2018, while revenue from exports will grow from US$665.9 million to US$1 billion in the reporting period. Uzbek fruits and vegetables exported to over 70 countries.
On 1 March Uzbekistan will announce export prices for cherry and apricot. Uzbek cherry ripens 2-3 weeks earlier compared to other competitors. Last year, the country produced 270,000 tonnes of cherry and export 30,000 tonnes.
This year, Uzbekistan will export its fruits and vegetables under Uzagro brand and will use modern packing.
Leading Latvian experts will hold seminars in the field of agriculture for specialists of the agriculture complex, students of Uzbek universities will be held in Tashkent and Ferghana from 27 February to 1 March 2018.
The theme of the seminars is development and introduction of GLOBALG.A.P international standards at agricultural enterprises, as well as creation and operation of specialized laboratories for quality control of agricultural products.
Latvian experts - Director of the Institute for the Safety of Food, Animal Health and the Environment BIOR Aivars Berzins and Chairman of the Board of the Cooperative Society Musma Daruzeni, licensed consultant GLOBALG.A.P. Edite Strazdinya - will acquaint the Uzbek colleagues with the advanced Latvian experience and effective methods in the field of production and processing of various kinds of agricultural products, share the long-term practice of work of the best Latvian enterprises of the industry.
The forthcoming seminars are a continuation of the successful practice of cooperation of Latvia and Uzbekistan in the agrarian sector, launched in 2015, and are called upon to intensify mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in this area with a view to further developing the foreign trade potential of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which is especially relevant in the light of the reforms initiated and implemented in Uzbekistan by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Seminars are part of an extensive program of public diplomacy in the framework of this year’s celebration of the proclamation of independence of the Republic of Latvia.
The visit of Latvian experts and the seminars they conduct are organized by the Tashkent State Agrarian University and the Khokimiyat of Fergana region in cooperation and close interaction with USAID and the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Seminar in Tashkent will be held on 27 February. In Ferghana, a workshop and consultations of agricultural entrepreneurs are scheduled for 28 February and 1 March. The events are intended for a wide range of specialists of the agricultural sector of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan to develop strategy for development of agriculture until 203025 May 2018
Shavkat Mirziyoyev: forestry should become a separate major industry02 May 2018
President approves measures to improve activities of farmers, dekhkan farms and landowners.02 May 2018
Members of Uzbekistan Beekeeping Association to receive customs privileges.02 May 2018
Fish farming will be developed.19 April 2018
Uzbekistan to produce 8.235 million tonnes of fruits and vegetables in 2018.