Uzbekistan doubles imports of seed potatoes

In 2020, the import of seed potatoes has doubled compared to last year. In total, over the past two years, seedlings and seeds worth $108 million have been imported to Uzbekistan, portal reports.

As President Shavkat Mirziyoyev pointed out, today the country has not identified topical areas of ensuring cooperation between science and production, the formation of orders for scientific institutes. At the same time, developments aimed at increasing productivity in agriculture, the effective specialization of territories, the creation of products with high added value remain in demand.

The state of work on the creation of varieties of crops suitable for the climate of the regions, the production of high-quality seeds is called unsatisfactory reports

The President emphasized that it is necessary to promote the formation of private seed enterprises in the regions, import commercial varieties from abroad and create seed brands adapted to local conditions.

The Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Innovative Development were instructed to establish the production of new generation hybrid seeds and organize seed laboratories.

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