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Uzbekistan Aims to Increase Agricultural Exports to $3.5 Billion


Uzbekistan Aims for $3.5 Billion Boost in Agricultural Exports

Uzbekistan is on a mission to significantly enhance its agricultural exports, targeting a milestone of $3.5 billion. The initiative, backed by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, underscores a concerted effort to expand the country’s presence in global markets, particularly within the sectors of fruit, vegetables, and food. Despite a commendable 4.1% growth in agricultural output in 2023, reaching exports close to $2 billion, Uzbekistan believes its export capacity can be further maximized.

President Mirziyoyev’s strategy includes exploring new markets and improving product procurement strategies for exports. Emphasizing the role of the Agency for Quarantine and Plant Protection, he has directed efforts towards ensuring plant health, conducting thorough soil studies, and adopting digital innovation in agricultural practices. This initiative has already borne fruit, with Uzbekistan securing around 620 phytosanitary permits, facilitating exports to some 80 countries.

Looking ahead to 2024, Uzbekistan envisions not only increased exports but also an uplift in the production of fruits, vegetables, and grapes. The nation intends to build on this by enhancing export infrastructure, particularly in the international airports of Ferghana, Tashkent, and Samarkand. Moreover, the government is keen on ensuring food security while also prioritizing the production of export-quality goods.

Jordan Clark
Jordan Clark
Jordan Clark brings a dynamic and investigative approach to business reporting. Holding a degree in Business Administration and a certification in Data Analysis, Jordan has an eye for detail and a knack for uncovering the stories behind the numbers. His career began in the bustling world of Silicon Valley startups, giving him firsthand experience in tech entrepreneurship and venture capital. Jordan's reports often focus on technology's impact on business, startup culture, and emerging

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