Greater focus on exports

Modern onion processing line launched in Tajikistan

On February 2, a new onion processing line was launched by Khujand-Agro LLC in the northeastern industrial zone of the city of Khujand in Tajikistan.

The main activity of the enterprise is the processing, drying, and packaging of fruits and vegetables. The installation of the new additional line for receiving, processing, and drying onions will increase the range of products and production volumes. The new line can process and dry up to 30 tons of onions per day. The modern equipment was imported from European countries, Russia, and China and the onion drying equipment was from India.

Khujand-Agro was created by Tajik entrepreneurs in cooperation with development partners from the Russian company Arkun. Investments in the installation of equipment for drying onions are estimated at 450,000 somonis.

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In accordance with the technologies, onions are supplied, washed, peeled, crushed, and dried at 60 degrees taking into account the volume and size then packed and prepared for export. Vegetables, including onions, are purchased from farms in the Sughd region.

With the construction of a new additional line, the number of employees of the Khujand-Agro workshop will be increased to 70 people. The company’s products of dried vegetables in special packaging are in demand in foreign markets, especially in Russia.

According to, the company is working to bring the composition, type of packaging, and labelling into compliance with international quality standards as well as the preparation and export of agricultural products in accordance with the requirements of the world market.

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