Agricultural producers in Turkmenistan in January-April 2021 increased their output of vegetables by 26.7% compared to the same period in 2020, the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UIET) reported on Thursday.
The increase of number of greenhouses, owned by both the state and private enterprises, were the main drivers of the increase. Most of the country's crop production is provided by tenants and entrepreneurs.
The impact of the development of greenhouse farms on the yields of local vegetables was especially felt in winter, according to the report. In January, the growth of their production was up by 31.9%, and in February it reached 41.7%.
During the period, the production of berries and fruits increased by 4.6%, while the production of potatoes was up by 0.7%.
In March this year, new greenhouse complexes were opened in all velayats of Turkmenistan. The greenhouses were built by the Turkmen entrepreneurs and are designed to produce 8,750 tons of vegetable products annually. Their commissioning created about 400 new jobs.