Kyrgyzstan Increases Export Volumes of Agricultural Products

Kyrgyzstan has increased the export volumes of its vegetables and fruits.

The harvest collected by farmers is in great demand not only in the countries of Eurasian Economic Union, but also in other foreign countries.

Persimmon, which provides vitamins and beneficial substances and is used in cosmetology is particularly in high demand.

“We export persimmon to Russia and Kazakhstan. We have regular buyers there. Our persimmon is considered as an environmentally friendly product,” said farmer, Zhasur Aidarov.

There are more than 130 hectares of persimmon orchards in Aravan district. About 60 percent of the harvest is exported annually. Over 300 tons of fruits were exported last year. This year, the export volume can be higher, experts said.

Meanwhile, Osh region exports not only persimmon, but also sweet cherry, peach and plum. 7,800 tons of agricultural products were exported to foreign markets this season.

“We began to officially export sweet cherry to China this year. A packing and sorting facility was opened in the Aravan district. The export volumes of the sweet cherry have to be increased by three times in the upcoming year,” said Deputy Spokesperson of Kyrgyz Governments of Osh Region, Akhmatzhan Makhamadov.

Logistics centers, vegetable stores as well as laboratories for veterinary and phytosanitary control were created to support the gardeners and farmers in the region. In these centers, it is possible to get a certificate for products to export.