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The 14th international Exhibition of Agriculture – “UzAgroExpo” will take place at the NEC “Uzexpocentre” in the Central pavilion №1 from 21 to 23 November 2018.
The exhibition «UzAgroExpo» is the largest industry event of the fall season in Uzbekistan. Participants of the exhibition «UzAgroExpo» are companies and organizations, specializing in the production and sale of modern agricultural equipment and spare parts, equipment, technologies and materials for crop production, livestock, veterinary, processing, transportation and storage of crop products and livestock.
The exhibition is an effective tool for the development of agriculture of Uzbekistan by attracting modern technology, production and equipment.
Official support for the exhibition is provided by:
National Exhibition Complex “UzExpoCentre”, Pavilion №1
Isabella - manager
Uzbekistan will purchase 5,778 vehicles for agriculture in the first half of 2018.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution “On additional measures to further improve the technical equipment of agriculture” on 4 January.
The resolution underlined that the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources jointly with Uzagrotehsanoatholding (Uzbek Agriculture Technology Industry Holding) determined the primary need for supply of modern arable and tilled tractors, combine harvesters, plows, seeders and other agricultural equipment for the spring agricultural works in 2018 in the amount of only 5,778 units, including 758 arable tractors, 1,500 tractors, 330 horticultural tractors, 2 790 units of hinged and trailed agricultural machinery, as well as the beginning of harvesting of grain crops, -400 combine harvesters.
In particular, it is planned to purchase tractors John Deere, Belarus, T-7060, T-6070, grain harvesters CASE, Vector, Dominator 130, plows, seeders, sprayers, cultivators, etc.
The delivery of agricultural equipment is carried out at the expense of loans of Agrobank, own funds of farms and machine and tractor parks, as well as loans provided to machine and tractor parks of Uzagrotekhsanoatholding and Uzagroservis.
Uzbek leader recommended that Agrobank issue loans to farms and machine and tractor parks that are part of Uzagroservis JSC for a period of 10 years at a rate of 5 percent per annum under security (guarantee, pledge of property) of Uzagrotehsanoatholding and organizations in its composition.
Chinese company Wanbang, located in Henan province (China), will invest US$500 million into projects in agriculture sector of Uzbekistan, the press service of Uzbekoziqovqatholding (Uzbek Food Holding).
The delegation of Wanbang visited Uzbekistan from 5 to 12 December 2017. The company works in the field of logistics of food products.
During the visit, the company representatives visited Tashkent, Samarkand, Jizzakh, Syrdarya regions and expressed a desire to establish and develop partnership relations with Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan and the Chinese company agreed to implement 15 projects on production, processing and packaging of agricultural products, including livestock products, as well as export, import and re-export of finished products.
To implement these projects, the Chinese side will direct US$500 million of investments. This agreement was signed between Henan Wanbang Selected Supply Chain Management Co.Ltd, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Uzbekoziqovqatholding.
Within the framework of the signed agreement, logistics centers and facilities for processing agricultural products in an area of 10,000 hectares are planned to be built in free economic zones of Uzbekistan. It is planned to supply 100,000 tonnes of mung been, produced in Uzbekistan, to China.
A three-day national workshop for the State Committee of Veterinary of Uzbekistan will start in Tashkent on 12 December 2017 aimed at institutional capacity building on veterinary import checks.
The training will be facilitated by the EU Experts Ms. Iveta Zemniece and Ms. Sandra Smulko, officials of the Food and Veterinary Service of the Republic of Latvia. The event is organized by the Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA) funded by the European Union.
This activity aims to sustain institutional development of the State Veterinary Committee in the areas covered by international Trade Facilitation Conventions, in particular to extend awareness on the veterinary border checks organisation and management, and SPS risk analysis effective implementation in connection with customs procedures consistent to international standards.
During the workshop with national counterparts, the expert team will discuss the areas covered by international Trade Facilitation Conventions (WCO provisions, Revised Kyoto Convention, WTO SPS requirements) as well as the experts will present the tools given by the EU legislation in cooperation practices between different border enforcement bodies to ensure that veterinary border check mechanism and customs procedures connected with the import controls management consistent with the international standards.
The Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA) launched its activities in 2003 to strengthen partnership between the Central Asian governments in the area of border management. The EU allocated more than EUR 40 mln to BOMCA for 2003-2018, while almost EUR 5 mln were assigned for implementation of the 9th phase of the programme for 2015-2018.
In January-September 2017 the total volume of products (services) of agriculture, forestry and fishing in Uzbekistan made up 46.19 trillion soums or rose by 3.5% to the same period of 2016.
Crop and animal production, hunting and related services activities reached 45.98 trillion soums (+3.5 percent), forestry – 63.4 billion soums (+1.4 percent), fishing – 148.6 billion soums (+11.9 percent).
The State Statistics Committee said that the growth in the volume of products (services) of agriculture, forestry and fishing is mainly due to a significant increase in the production of crop and livestock products, hunting and provision of services in these areas.
The highest growth rates were observed in Samarkand region (+6.1 percent), Surkhandarya region (+6 percent), Bukhara region (+5.8 percent), Navoi region (+5,6 percent), the lowest ones – in Andijan region (+0.8 percent) and Ferghana region (1.5 percent).
In the structure of agricultural production the largest share belongs to dekhkan (private) farms (69.2 percent of the total volume).
In January-September 2017 the volume of crop production was 27.87 trillion soums or grew by 2,0 percent to the corresponding period of 2016. The share of crop production in the total agricultural output was 61.5 percent.
In the reporting period, there were produced 7.38 million tons of grains (-0.4 percent), 2.35 million tons of potatoes (+3,9 percent), 8.69 million tons of vegetables (+5,8 percent), 1. 57 million tons of melons (+6.9 percent), 2.14 million tons of fruit and berries (+5,3), 1.27 million tons of grapes (+4,5 percent).
The consistent implementation of measures on further increasing the capacity of the livestock sector as well as the systemic state support contributed to the growth of livestock number and the saturation of the domestic consumer market with livestock products.
In January-September 2017, the volume of animal production was 17.45 trillion soums or grew by 5.6 percent to the corresponding period of 2016 (in January-September 2016 –6.8 percent). In the total agricultural output, the share of animal production was 38.5 percent.
In comparison with 1 October 2017 farms of all types increased the number of cattle by 536,8 thousand (4.6 percent), of which cows by 95,8 thousand (2.2 percent), sheep and goats – by 363,0 thousand (1.8 percent), poultry – by 5.57 million (8.8 percent).
In total livestock number, the share of cattle in dekhkan (private) farms was 94.1 percent, in farm enterprises – 4.8 percent, caws – 94.5 and 4.6 percent, sheep and goats – 85 and 8.3 percent, and poultry – 64.8 and 11,6 percent respectively.
In January-September 2017, farms of all types produced 1.67 million tons of meat in living weight (6.2 percent more than in January-September 2016), 7.33 million tons of milk (6.2 percent), 4.92 million eggs (8.5 percent), 30,1 thousand tons of wool (1.3 percent), 1 million pieces of astrakhans (2,4 percent).
Russian exporters are interested in increasing supplies of Russian sugar, fat and oil products, in particular sunflower and soybean oil, as well as seed potatoes to the Uzbek market, the statement of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation said.
In 2016, agricultural goods turnover between Uzbekistan and Russia increased by almost 20% and rached to US$398 million (in 2015 - US$334 million). The import of agricultural products from Uzbekistan to Russia doubled mainly due to increase of supply of fruit and vegetable products and amounted to US$114 million. Deliveries from Uzbekistan increased 3 times, grapes almost 2 times, apples and pears more than 30 times, stone fruit - more than 20 times, other fresh fruits - 10 times.
At the same time, there is a potential for expanding the export of Russian agricultural products to Uzbekistan, which in 2016 made up US$284.8 million, the ministry said.
Russian exporters are interested in increasing supplies of Russian sugar, fat and oil products, in particular sunflower and soybean oil, as well as seed potatoes to the Uzbek market. It is also possible to increase the supply of grain, fish and fish products, confectionery products to Uzbekistan. There is an interest in organizing the supply of meat, including beef.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Sergey Levin said: “We attach special importance to the development of our relations in this sphere and are ready to provide the necessary supplies for the Uzbek side at affordable prices”.
State Inspectorate on plant quarantine is being created in Uzbekistan under the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources.
The President of Uzbekistan signed a decree “On formation of the State Plant Quarantine Inspectorate under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.
The Inspectorate will ensure implementation of legislation on plant quarantine and implement measures for external and internal plant quarantine.
The new structure will protect the country from penetration of quarantine and other dangerous pests, plant diseases and weeds, which can cause significant damage to the sectors of the economy, from abroad.
The State plant quarantine Inspectorate should promptly identify, localize and liquidate quarantine and other dangerous pests, plant and weed diseases, and prevent their penetration into Uzbekistan.
Among the tasks of the Inspectorate is the state control over compliance with established rules and implementation of plant quarantine measures for production, harvesting, transportation, storage, processing, sale and use of agricultural and other plant products.
Uzbek President also instructed the inspectorate to develop the scientific, methodological and educational potential in the field of plant quarantine and introduce their results into practice.
On 11 August, Tashkent hosted a meeting between the delegations of Uztrade under the Ministry of Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Russian company La Maree.
La Maree is a large retailer, which provides products to restaurants and supermarkets such as X5 Retail Group, Auchan, Metro, O'KEY, Azbuka Vkusa, Magnit, Globus Gourmet, Alye Parusa, Globus, Magnolia, Hyperglobus, local networks. The company also serves premium stores, gastronomic and wine boutiques, hypermarkets, supermarkets, discount stores and minimarkets.
The company cooperates with premium restaurants and hotels in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Orenburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Sochi and other cities of Russia and Kazakhstan, such as: Hyatt, Baltschug Kempinski, Metropol, Mariott, Ritz Carlton, Renaissance, Radisson, Novikov Group, Ginza project, White Rabbit and others.
The company has four own La Maree restaurants in Moscow, one each in St. Petersburg and Monaco, offices and separate units in St. Petersburg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Sochi, Murmansk, and a number of foreign countries.
Catering services are provided on the basis of restaurants, on-site restaurant services of the largest events of Russia from Vladivostok to Sochi, as well as government forums and banquets of the first persons and stars of Russia.
The main issue on the agenda of the talks was the establishment of cooperation in the supply of Uzbek vegetables and fruits, as well as the opening of a joint trading house in Moscow.
In the result of negotiations between the parties, a Memorandum of Intent was signed to create a joint trading house in Moscow - "UzTrade LM".
Within the cooperation, Uztrade will export fruits and vegetables produced by domestic farmers and dekhkan farms.
Uztrade under the Ministry of Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan is an international foreign trade company, established to promote the export of small business and private entrepreneurship products, dehkan and farming enterprises, as well as search and development of new markets for manufactured products and enterprises of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On measures to radically improve activities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.
The document was adopted to ensure comprehensive modernization and sustainable development of agriculture, introduce an organizational structure for managing agricultural production in accordance with modern requirements, and radically improve the activities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources.
Uzbek President determined the main tasks and activities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
According to the decree, the Ministry will implement a single agriculture and water management policies for comprehensive modernization of the industry, introduction of science and technology, modern and resource-saving agricultural technologies, advanced domestic and foreign experience in the sector of agriculture and water management.
The Ministry will develop comprehensive targeted, sectoral and regional programs aimed at ensuring a dynamic and balanced development of agriculture sector, food security, increase employment and rural incomes, maintain a stable level of prices for food products in the domestic market.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources will involve foreign investment and technical assistance (grants) in the agricultural sector, as well as ensure their effective use in accordance with the principles of project management.
The President instructed the Ministry to improve the principles and management of water resources, ensure their careful and rational use, improve condition of irrigated lands, reconstruction and modernization of water facilities, hydraulic structures.
The Ministry will also improve the activities of infrastructure facilities, which serve agricultural producers, based on market principles and mechanisms.
Uzbek President approved the proposal to abolish relevant councils to address the problems of the agricultural sectors, which are created in the structure of the central office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources.
With the President’s Decree, the Center for Implementation of Investment Projects in Agriculture and Water Management under the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan is being established.
The center is created on basis of relevant groups for implementation of investment projects of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, taking into account number of employees, provided for by loan agreements and relevant decisions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Uzbek President reorganized the Lower-Syrdarya, Nizhneamudarinsky and Zarafshan river basin management of irrigation systems into the Lower-Syrdarya, Syrdarya, Zarafshan, Nizhneamudarinskoe, Levoberezhnoamudarinskoe, Zarafshan and Nizhnezarafshanskoe basin management of irrigation systems.
The Center for Implementation of Investment Projects in Agriculture and Water Resources will attract foreign investment, soft loans and technical assistance (grants) to implement investment projects.
The Center will monitor supply of equipment, materials and work and services under contracts in accordance with the legislation of Uzbekistan, international rules and procedures of relevant international financial institutions and foreign government financial organizations.
The President transformed the Social Development and Incentives Fund of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan into the Fund for Development of the Material and Technical Base, Introduction of Innovative Technologies and Stimulation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan.
Activities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Karakalpakstan, departments of agriculture and water management areas, departments of agriculture and water management areas will be financed due to resources of the budget and the Fund.
Total volume of production of agriculture, forestry and fishery made up 24.053 trillion soums in January-June 2017, which rose by 5.8% year-on-year.
State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said that production of plant growing and livestock, hunting and provision of services made up 23.921 trillion soums (+5.8%), forestry – 42.2 billion soums (+1.3%) and fishery – 89.7 billion soums (+10.1%).
Growth of the volume of products (services) of agriculture, forestry and fisheries is mainly due to significant increase in production of crop and livestock products, hunting and provision of services in these areas.
They grew at the highest rates in Karakalpakstan (+ 9.4%), Samarkand (+ 6.6%), Ferghana (6.3%), Surkhandarya (6.3%), Navoi (+6.2% %) and Kashkadarya (+ 6.1%) regions.
Dehkans produced 75.9% of agriculture output of Uzbekistan in January-June 2017. The smallest share fell to organizations engaged in agricultural activities (2.0%).
The volume of production of plant growing in January-June of 2017 made up 14.206 trillion soums, which is 5.5% higher than in the same period in 2016. In total production of agricultural products, the share of crop production was 60.3%.
According to preliminary data, as of 1 January 2017, total sown area of agricultural crops for harvest of the current year in farms of all categories made up 3.7 million hectares, which is 7,000 hectares more than was sown for the harvest of 2016.
The sown area of grain crops made up 1.676 million hectares (0.1 thousand hectares less than in 2016), industrial crops – 1.286 million ha (45,400 hectares less), potatoes - 87,400 hectares (by 3,300 hectares more), vegetables - 230,500 hectares (by 25,100 hectares more), melons - 60,600 hectares (by 0,5 thousand ha less), fodder crops – 352,000 hectares (by 24,400 hectares more).
In addition, as of 1 July 2017 the area of gardens was 283,400 hectares (8,800 hectares more than in 2016), the area of vineyards was 133,000 hectares (by 4,100 hectares more).
In the reporting period, all categories of farms produced 5.9 million tonnes of grain crops (+ 0.1%), including 5.87 million tonnes of grain crops, including 5.873 million tonnes of wheat (+0.1%).
Potato was harvested in the amount of 1.455 million tonnes (-0.2%), vegetables – 3.122 million tonnes (+ 9%), melons of food - 191,200 tonnes (+ 8.3% ), fruits and berries – 984,000 tonnes (+ 8.5%), grapes – 27,900 tonnes (+ 5.1%).
Consistent implementation of measures to further increase the potential of the livestock sector, as well as the systemic state support provided contributed to the growth of livestock numbers, saturation of the domestic consumer market with livestock products.
The volume of production of livestock products in January-June 2017 reached 9.37 trillion soums, which is 6.2% higher than in the same period in 2016 (6.8% in January-June 2016). In the total volume of production of agricultural products, the share of livestock products amounted to 39.7%.
Compared to 1 July 2016, in all categories of farms, number of cattle increased by 490,100 head (by 4.2%), including cows - by 63,700 heads (by 1.5 %), sheep and goats - by 522,200 heads (by 2.6%), birds - by 5.258 million heads (by 8.3%).
The share of cattle in dehkan (personal subsidiary) holdings in the total number of livestock was 94.1%, in farming - 4.8%, cows, respectively - 94.5 and 4.6%, sheep and goats - 84.4 and 8.0%, poultry - 64.7 and 11.5%.
In January-June, 2017, all categories of farms produced 1.083 million tonnes of meat in live weight (7.4% more than in January-June 2016), 4.514 million tonnes of milk (7.3% ), 3.266 billion eggs (6.5%), 20,300 tonnes of wool (4.6%), 944,000 pieces of karakul skins (3.4%).
Uzbekistan to purchase 5,770 units of machinery for agriculture.16 December 2017
Chinese company to invest US$500 million in agriculture sector of Uzbekistan.11 December 2017
Specialists of State Committee of Veterinary to undergo training on veterinary import checks.20 November 2017
Uzbekistan produces agriculture, forestry and fishing products for 46.19 trln. soum.12 September 2017
Russia and Uzbekistan are ready to increase food supplies.05 September 2017
Uzbekistan creates inspectorate on plant quarantine.