A mass campaign for the collection of raw cotton started on the sidelines of Tajikistan these days. Farmers of the country have sent all existing opportunities for a timely harvest, the Ministry of agriculture reports.
It is noted that cotton-growing farms in Khatlon and Sughd regions started the harvest.
According to the forecasts, it is planned to collect 368 thousand tons of raw cotton.
At the end of last week the republic collected 28.5 thousand tons of cotton, accounting for 7.7% of the target, up by 16.5 thousand tons YoY.
The Ministry of agriculture stressed that this year over 162.5 thousand ha of land were sown with cotton. In particular, 155.5 thousand ha in Khatlon region, about 44.2 ha in Sughd and more than 2.8 thousand ha in the districts of Republican subordination.
Last year about 160 thousand ha were sown with cotton, with 390 thousand tons of cotton harvested. However, Tajik cotton growers have managed to collect just over 270 thousand tons, down by 99 thousand tones YoY. (Asia-Plus/Business World Magazine)