Eco-Friendly and Safe Products
Samarkand Agricultural Institute has hosted an international conference entitled ‘Development of Regional and International Cooperation in Central Asia: Important Issues in Agricultural Trade’.
The participants positioned food security, cultivation of high-quality agricultural products and preservation of clean environment as issues of global importance. They separately highlighted the ongoing work in Uzbekistan in this area, the measures taken to meet the needs of the population in quality products, and increase export opportunities.
“Uzbekistan is well-positioned in this respect. More than 170 kinds of domestically grown products are exported to more than 80 countries. The current mission of the agricultural sector is to increase productivity with extensive use of modern technologies, and ensure efficient use of natural resources,” noted FAO Trade and Markets Marketing Economist Yekaterina Krivonos.
The conference touched upon such issues as reduction of volumes of environmentally friendly consumer products, reduction of water resources, high level of desertification, and increase in world population. The participants exchanged views on the need to maintain soil fertility under these conditions, and rationally use natural resources. The guests were introduced to the activity of farms in the region, facilities on processing and storage of agricultural products.
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