Organic agriculture in Uzbekistan

A. Nurbekov, U. Aksoy, H. Muminjanov, A. Khujabekov, R. Nurbekova, A. Shukurov
Uzbekistan has great potential to introduce and widespread organic agriculture. In 2016, Uzbekistan had a total area of organic certified 563 ha arable land while 6000 ha of wild land was certified according to organic farming rules, up from zero ha in 2013. During the last two years, the organic area in Uzbekistan increased by about 250 ha each year. According to the latest data from Uzbek Statistical Agency, rangeland and hayfield area amounted to more than 21 million ha, rain-fed land is 0.75 million ha. According to the figures, organic products are already marketed. Uzbekistan produced 1000 tons of organic raisins, 500 tons of organic dried plum and 3000 tons of organic dried apricots in 2016 and exported to Germany and the United States of America.
Nurbekov, A., Aksoy, U., Muminjanov, H., Khujabekov, A., Nurbekova, R. and Shukurov, A. (2020). Organic agriculture in Uzbekistan. Acta Hortic. 1286, 11-16
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2020.1286.2
organic, fruits, supply chain, production and certification

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