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Sadyr Japarov meets with Minister of Agriculture of Kyrgyzstan

President Sadyr Japarov received the Minister of Agriculture of the country Askarbek Zhanybekov. Press service of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

The head of state was told about the current activities of the ministry and plans for the next spring field campaign.

According to the report of Askarbek Zhanybekov, at the end of 2022, the increase in gross product in the agro-industrial sector is more than 7 percent higher than in 2021. Sufficient work is being carried out to ensure the distribution of certified seeds among farmers and supply them with mineral fertilizers.

There are sufficient stocks of fuels and lubricants in the Kyrgyz Republic, which are sold to farmers at reduced prices. An increase in the number of agricultural machinery leased is expected. Work has begun on clearing and repairing irrigation channels, thanks to which it is planned to reduce moisture losses and, accordingly, increase the volume of irrigation of fields.

Long-term measures are planned to restore degrading mountain pastures. Active completion of new editions of the Land and Water Codes is underway.

The Minister of Agriculture also noted the increase in exports of domestic agricultural products and the improvement of their competitiveness in foreign markets.

President Sadyr Japarov emphasized the significant role of the agro-industrial complex in ensuring the country’s food security and supplying the population with affordable products, in connection with which the state provides great support for its development.

The head of state stressed the need to provide state support to agricultural producers of the republic for the timely conduct of spring field work and further development of animal husbandry, in connection with which he noted the importance of providing farmers and producers with affordable targeted loans in a timely manner.

President Sadyr Japarov instructed the minister to strengthen control over the provision of soft loans, which should reach specifically farmers and agricultural producers, while preventing corruption in the form of issuing funds for other purposes.