Prospects for the development of organic agriculture in Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- Increasing agricultural productivity is essential to Uzbekistan. Organic agriculture represents a great opportunity for reaching our economic goals.

Organic agriculture is a complete production management system which promotes the principles of health protection and promotion of agro-ecosystems, including biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity.

Today the priority in Uzbekistan is consumer protection and preservation of the biological characteristics of plants, which means less use of chemicals including pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers.

As part of this work, Council of Farmers of Uzbekistan, UzLiDeP, Center for Support of Entrepreneurship and Farming in Uzbekistan in close cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan organized a "round table" on the theme: "Prospects for the development of organic agriculture in Uzbekistan" on May 19, 2016.

It was attended by deputies of Oliy Majlis, representatives of ministries and departments, scientific research institutions, experts and farmers, where they discussed the future development of organic agriculture in Uzbekistan, increasing organic exports to other countries.

Participants of the event also discussed global market demand for organic products, learned about the activities of organic farms overseas, as well as discussed the legal basis for the development of organic agriculture in Uzbekistan. Additionally, the participants of the event received practical information on organizing organic product supply chains, meeting quality requirements, packaging, marking, and transportation.

During the event, participants extensively exchanged views on development of organic agriculture in Uzbekistan and developed specific proposals and recommendations in this direction.

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