Measures to promote viticulture and wine tourism in Uzbekistan identified

Over the past 4 years, 52,000 hectares of vineyards have been planted, and the subsidies amounting to 210 billion soums have been invested in the region.

On July 7, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on the development of viticulture and grape processing and the promotion of wine tourism in the regions. Over the past 4 years, 52,000 hectares of vineyards have been planted, and the subsidies amounting to 210 billion soums have been invested in the region, the press office of the President of Uzbekistan reports.

The export potential of grapes from Uzbekistan is estimated at least US$ 600 million, raisins – US$ 500 million and wine – US$ 100 million. Viticulture has a significant economic and social impact. Table grapes can bring a net income of 250 million soums in 4 years with an average investment of 100 million soums per hectar. These facts illustrates the importance of promoting viticulture and solving the existing problems in this sector.

Over the past 4 years, the vineyard surface area in some regions of the country have decreased by 7,000 hectares. There is no incentive mechanism for renewing vineyards. There is no science and grape growing technology. Scientists and producers do nothing to prevent and control grape diseases. As a result, the productivity of this industry is declining.

10 июл 2021, 15:15
Photo source: president.uz

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