The 13th International exhibition
“UzArgoExpo – Agriculture”

The 13th international Exhibition of Agriculture – “UzAgroExpo” will take place at the NEC “Uzexpocentre” in the Central pavilion №1 from 22 to 24 November 2017.

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:

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Council of Farmers of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • "Uzbekozikovkatholding" holding company
  • Mayor’s Office of the Tashkent City

 

Venue:

National Exhibition Complex “UzExpoCentre”, Pavilion №1

Project Manager:

Gulshan Chalova

Tel.: (+998-71) 238-59-88

Fax: (+998-71) 238-59-88

Mob.: (+998-93) 390-01-79

E-mail: info@ieg.uz ; sales4@ieg.uz

Isabella - manager

Tel.:  400-6766-617  

        86-10-88680362  

E-mail: sunrising007@hotmail.com

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”.

 

Source: UzDaily.com

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.

 

Source: UzDaily.com

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.

Source: UzDaily.com

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.

Source: UzDaily.com

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%).

Crop production

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).

Harvest

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%).

Livestock raising

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%).

Source: UzDaily.com

Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the General Directorate for Quality Control, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China signed a Protocol on the phytosanitary requirement for the export of fresh cherries from Uzbekistan to China.

The Protocol states that sweet cherries exported from Uzbekistan to China should be produced in Tashkent, Samarkand, Namangan, Andijan and Ferghana regions, and comply with Chinese laws and regulations, sanitary and hygienic standards, and phytosanitary requirements, envisaged in the Protocol.

The document establishes procedures for cold processing for cherries from Uzbekistan.

Source: UzDaily.com

Uzbekistan and Russia signed 20 contracts for supply of fresh and processed fruit and vegetable products for US$612 million in January-April 2017, Russian Ambassador to Uzbekistan Vladimir Tyurdenev said in an interview with the UzA agency .

Ambassador said that from January to April 2017, Uzbekistan increased the export of fruit and vegetable products by 9% compared to the same period in 2016.

Vladimir Tyurdenev said that the expansion of economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Russia, including in the direction of increasing the supply of Uzbek agricultural products, is today a priority task.

The Russian envoy noted that Uzbekistan and Russia signed an agreements on organization of simplified procedure for implementation of customs operations and simplifying the phytosanitary control procedure (“green corridor”).

Tyurdenev said that now work is underway to organize a visit of the delegation of business circles of the Russian Federation to participate in the Second International fruit and vegetable fair, which will be held in Tashkent in September. The delegation will also include representatives of the largest Russian retailers.

According to UzAgroExport, Uzbekistan plans to increase total export of fruit and vegetable products 1.55 times in 2017 compared to 2016 - up to 1.27 million tonnes.

Source: UzDaily.com

On July 17, Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, who arrived in Brussels to participate in the regular meeting of the Cooperation Council "Uzbekistan – European Union", met with the head of the Directorate General of the EU Commission for international cooperation and development Stefano Manservisi and Secretary General of the European External Action Service Helga Schmidt.

The sides discussed priority directions of further deepening of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the EU, taking into account the willingness of the parties to strengthen and develop the interaction.

Abdulaziz Kamilov and Stefano Manservisi signed a Financial agreement between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the European Union on the implementation of the project "Development of horticulture".

The document, set to take effect upon signing, provides for the allocation of grant funds by the EU in the amount of 21.5 million euro towards the modernization and strengthening of the material-technical base of scientific research institutes under the Ministry of agriculture and water resources of Uzbekistan.

Source: UzReport.uz

Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the General Directorate for Quality Control, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China signed a Protocol on the phytosanitary requirement for the export of fresh cherries from Uzbekistan to China.

The Protocol states that sweet cherries exported from Uzbekistan to China should be produced in Tashkent, Samarkand, Namangan, Andijan and Ferghana regions, and comply with Chinese laws and regulations, sanitary and hygienic standards, and phytosanitary requirements, envisaged in the Protocol.

The document establishes procedures for cold processing for cherries from Uzbekistan.

Source: UzDaily.com

A delegation of Uzbekistan visited Astrakhan (Russia) on 10 -14 July to study the prospects for cooperation with the Russian region in the fishing industry.

The visit was organized within the framework of implementation of the intergovernmental agreement between Uzbekistan and Russia on promotion of interregional cooperation.

During the visit, the delegation of Uzbekistan held meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Industry, Transport and Natural Resources of Astrakhan region and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishery of the region.

The Russian side provided information on modern techniques and technologies for preserving reservoir productivity and ensuring the reproduction of fish resources, used in the Russian region.

The Uzbek delegation visited the Astrakhan Wire Netting Factory and familiarized with samples of products - fishing nets from twisted polyamide yarns.

Source: UzDaily.com

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