On Monday, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a videoconference on the issues of increasing food production and the income of the population of Uzbekistan. Currently, the risks of global food security are increasing. Export restrictions and disruption of transport and logistics chains exacerbate the problem. According to the analysis, global food prices are expected to rise by at least 20 percent this year.
In Uzbekistan, 40-50 percent of the population’s expenditures fall on food. Therefore, measures are being taken to mitigate the impact of rising prices on the life of the population by increasing production.
As a result of various opportunities, production increases and prices normalize. Over the past month, the cost of tomatoes in the domestic market has decreased by three times, cucumbers by 10 percent, potatoes by 30 percent, carrots by 15 percent. In addition, 821,000 tons of fruits and vegetables were exported over 6 months, which is 102,000 tons more than last year.