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Restoration of organic fruit and berry cultivation in Kyrgyzstan's regions

However, organic horticulture has emerged as a rapidly growing sector worldwide, poised to significantly contribute to the country's economy. With a focus on using new technologies in fruit farming, organic horticulture proves its productivity economically.

Under the law allowing the use of unproductive pastures for growing perennial fruit and berry crops, farmers can lease 614,000 hectares of land for long-term cultivation.

Recognising that organic horticulture's development depends on quality planting material, efforts are underway to enhance seedling production. Varieties resistant to natural climate changes and pests, yet with high commercial value, have been developed to suit regional climates and soil conditions, in collaboration with nurseries.

In the Batken Region, conditions favour the cultivation of all types of fruit and berry crops, especially table and technical grape varieties. Plum and cherry cultivation is recommended in Kadamjay District, while apricots are suitable for Batken and Leilek Districts.

Jalal-Abad Region should expand perennial fruit plantations in its foothill areas: grapes in Suzak District, saffron in Aksy District, and currants, blackberries, and rose hips in Chatkal District.

Issyk-Kul Region specialises in various fruits, including cherries, apricots, peaches, apples, raspberries, and black currants. Strawberry cultivation is feasible across all districts.

In Naryn Region, apple, pear, apricot, currant, barberry, hemp, strawberry.

Osh Region's primary focus is on vegetables, melons, fruit, and technical crops. In Kara-Suu, Aravan, and Nookat Districts, all types of fruit and berry crops are recommended.

The soil and climate of Talas Valley are suitable for growing fruit and berry crops, including apples, pears, plums, and various fruit trees.

Chui Region plans to expand perennial fruit cultivation, including apples, pears, grapes, and fruit trees, through drip irrigation on newly cultivated arable land.

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