Tajikistan and Kazakhstan further strengthen agricultural cooperation

Tajikistan’s Asian Express News Agency reported in Dushanbe on March 7 that according to the news of the Ministry of Agriculture, the first deputy minister of the Ministry of Trade and Integration of Kazakhstan, Arman Shakaliyev, led a delegation to visit Tajikistan recently and held a meeting with the deputy minister of Agriculture of Tajikistan, Nitinei Anwari. The two sides exchanged views on further strengthening agricultural cooperation and signed an agreement on export of wheat and flour from Kazakhstan to tower and export of onions and other early vegetables from tower to Kazakhstan.

This year, the price of onions in Kazakhstan rose significantly, by 22 percent, to 400 tenge, or about $0.93 at the exchange rate on March 7. In January, the price of onions rose by 31.6 percent, according to the authorities, mainly due to bad weather conditions and damage to warehouse storage crops, etc. In early March, the price of onions began to fall due to difficulties in continued storage. It is expected that in April, the tower early onion market, prices will fall again.

According to the data of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, this year, the area of tower onion planting expanded to 17,000 hectares, and it is expected to harvest about 747,000 tons, while the annual demand is about 250,000-300,000 tons. The production of onion not only meets the domestic market demand, but is also available for export, which in 2022 will amount to 66,000 tons.

Currently, there is a temporary ban on exporting onions, but the ban may be lifted by the harvest season.

Source: Economic and Commercial Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan

Post time: Apr-03-2023