TASHKENT, 9 February (BelTA) - Uzbekistan wants to test Belarusian potato varieties and has already ordered the first batch, Uzbekistan Minister of Agriculture Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov told the media, BelTA has learned.
“The Belarusian experience is very interesting to us. A very good scientific community is working there to develop new varieties of fruit and vegetables. We grow potatoes, but the yield is several times lower. We have plans to test Belarusian potato varieties. They will soon be delivered. We will start growing and testing new varieties this season,” Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov said.
Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Sergei Bartosh added that the delivery to Uzbekistan would be made in the near future. The partners have already paid for 20 tonnes of different potato varieties. Further cooperation in this area will depend on the result. In general, Uzbekistan meets only half of its potato needs.