The working meeting was held today by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the participation of Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Esenmyrat Orazgeldiyev, who oversees the agro-industrial complex, and Minister of agriculture and environmental protection Magtymguly Bayramdurdiyev.
According to the state news Agency of Turkmenistan, the meeting reviewed the state of Affairs in the industry, discussed issues of improving soil fertility and rational use of land and water resources, identified priority tasks facing rural workers.
A separate topic of discussion was the conduct of seasonal agricultural work in the fields and preparation for the national holiday of the Turkmen horse.
The agro-industrial complex is one of the strategic sectors of the country's economy, laying a solid Foundation for the achievements of the new historical era.
Comprehensive development of agriculture, which directly affects the improvement of the welfare level and quality of life of the population, is a priority vector of state policy.
In the framework deployed in Turkmenistan socio-economic change today in this area are radical reforms aimed at increasing productivity of agriculture, the steady increase in the volume and range of agricultural products, creating favorable conditions for creative work of farmers.
In the context of expanding the scope of this activity, special attention was paid to the practical implementation of the country's agricultural development Program in 2020-2025.
At the same time, reports were heard on the ongoing work on the introduction of a digital system in the industry that contributes to the further improvement of the agro-industrial complex.
During the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister E. Orazgeldiyev reported on the progress of reforms in the supervised sphere and on the spring campaign currently launched on the country's agricultural lands. It was also reported about the measures taken to implement the instructions previously given by the leader of the nation.
As noted, systematic work is underway to switch to a digital electronic management system, study international practices for the development of specialized education, and expand information and consulting services.
After hearing the report and emphasizing the importance of steady implementation of state programs, primarily aimed at transforming the agro-industrial complex, the head of state stressed that the key task of the current stage is to increase the pace of work in this direction. This will help improve the living conditions of the rural population and increase the volume of agricultural products grown.
The Turkmen leader ordered to strengthen control over the progress of reforms in this area and ensure the smooth transition of the agro-industrial complex to an innovative development path. Special importance should be attached to the wide implementation of scientific achievements in production, which can increase soil fertility, as well as to the timely implementation of all necessary agro technical measures for the care of crops, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed.
Then the Minister of agriculture and environmental protection M. Bayramdurdiyev reported on the steps taken to accelerate the development of the industry and strengthen its material and technical base.
In compliance with agro technical standards, spring field work is carried out on the cultivation of wheat, potatoes, early vegetables, etc. steps are Also being taken to increase the yield of these crops, systematically increase the volume of products produced, and farming on a scientific basis.
Significant funds are allocated for re-equipping the material and technical base of the agro-industrial sector, updating the technical Park through systematic purchases of high-performance modern agricultural machinery and equipment from leading foreign manufacturers, which contributes to the conduct of seasonal campaigns in a timely manner.
Summarizing the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed that the state pays great attention to the comprehensive development and modernization of agriculture, implementation of cardinal reforms in the industry.
For this purpose, along with financial investments, large-scale measures are being taken to strengthen the material and technical base of the agro-industrial complex, the wide introduction of the digital system and the latest technologies. All opportunities are provided for productive work of rural workers, so that they can improve their well-being.
Farmers are provided with machine maintenance services on preferential terms, they are provided with water for irrigation, mineral fertilizers, high-quality seed material, and chemical products, the head of state stressed, ordering to continue to exercise strict control over the conduct of these works.
Emphasizing the importance of taking all measures for the successful practical implementation of state programs aimed at the development of agriculture, the President noted that large amounts of investment are allocated for this purpose.
High-performance equipment adapted to the soil and climate conditions of our country is regularly purchased from abroad, and advanced scientific methods are actively used to increase crop yields.
Speaking about the importance of introducing a digital system in agriculture, the head of state stressed that this measure will contribute to a significant increase in labor efficiency, provide an opportunity to summarize information about the work performed in electronic format and, in General, ensure the sustainable development of the industry.
The practical steps taken in this direction contribute to the implementation of agro technical measures in the specified time frame, the collection of crops without loss, strict accounting of land and rational use of water resources.
In a separate topic of discussion, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the large-scale activities carried out in the country to protect the environment and ensure environmental well-being.
Effective measures are taken to successfully implement the tasks defined in the "National strategy on climate change", "National forest program". A lot of work is being done in the field of enrichment of flora and fauna.
It was stressed that creating a favorable environment, protecting people's health, taking care of the country's natural resources and systematically introducing clean technologies into production are priority areas of state policy.
The President noted that in order to fulfill the tasks set, the Ministry and branch departments under the agro-industrial complex, as well as the velayat hyakimliks, should take appropriate measures to strengthen the pace of ongoing transformations, giving appropriate instructions in this regard.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to ensure the implementation of the approved plan for grain production in full and on time, and to carry out the necessary agro technical measures on wheat fields in a timely manner.
In addition, the head of state instructed to expand the land area for potatoes, vegetables and other agricultural crops, to increase their production.
The relevant instructions were given in terms of carrying out effective work in the velayats on fertilizing the land with mineral fertilizers necessary for growing rich crops of wheat, cotton, potatoes, vegetables, etc. a Number of instructions were given regarding the development of animal husbandry, increasing the number of livestock and the volume of products produced.
In order to increase labor productivity in agriculture, create an electronic database, as well as to ensure the further stable development of this sector, the Turkmen leader demanded to step up the introduction of a digital system in the agro-industrial complex.
To achieve these goals, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to attract private producers to the industry, as well as to take measures to enhance their participation in the ongoing transformations.
Noting the need for a responsible approach to the tasks set, the head of Turkmenistan stated that despite the comprehensive support provided by the state and the strengthening of the material and technical base, there are a number of shortcomings in the work. These include the slow pace of reform implementation.
In this regard, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev was reprimanded for improper performance of official duties and weakening of control over the activities of subordinate structures.
The head of state also reprimanded the Minister of agriculture and environmental protection M. Bayramdurdiyev for improper performance of official duties and shortcomings in his work.
Noting that the holding in agro-industrial complex of science-based activities was a priority state policy, the Turkmen leader instructed the relevant research institutions to continue work on the development and wide introduction in manufacture of new varieties of high yielding crops, disease resistant, adapted to soil and climatic conditions of the country.
At the end of the meeting, the President touched upon the upcoming national holiday of the Turkmen horse, which is widely celebrated every year on the last Sunday of April. As you know, this year the international Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding is 10 years old.
The activity of this largest structure is of great importance for popularizing and increasing the world fame of the legendary Turkmen horses, which are the pride of our people. In this regard, the head of state instructed to organize and hold the upcoming festive events at a high level.