Storage rooms in Turkmenistan continue to receive potatoes and onions grown by domestic agricultural producers. The lifting of the potatoes was started in June and will continue until mid-July, says the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper.
According to the January Decree of the President of Turkmenistan, 11,100 hectares are allotted for potatoes, from which some 155,400 tons of the crop should be obtained. Another 3,800 hectares are provided for onions, from which a harvest of 95,000 tons is expected. Considering that the arid climate is not suitable enough for the cultivation of these two crops, the state allocates additional areas for their production each year.
As noted in the Food Industry Administration of the agroecological department, part of the harvest immediately goes to retail. The other part is sent to the facilities of a number of ministries, including education, healthcare and the medical industry, law enforcement agencies, that is, to state-funded institutions - kindergartens, schools, military units, which now receive useful root crops of domestic production of the current crop. The rest is stored.