Tajikistan faces drought

Drought

   24/05/2011  Avesta.Tj .Dry weather, established in Tajikistan has led to slower growth of cereals in rainfed regions respubliki.Kak reported by "Avesta" in the Ministry of Agriculture of the country, the lack of rainfall has resulted in a number of areas of the affected wheat sown last autumn.

According to the source, to study the situation, a working group, which explored all regions except the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region. The study found that in some areas the drought had a negative influence on the growth and development of crops.

"If one of the reasons is the drought, the other factor was not following the rules of farming. In particular, in some cases, the sowing of grain was not made in time, "- said the source.

The Ministry of Agriculture also noted that rainfall in the current year was 2.5 times less than in the previous year. "To clarify the affected areas of grain being conducted, after which experts will make predictions on productivity," — said the source.

Recall that in January of this year, representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture said that due to lack of rainfall autumn sowing wheat is produced on 15 hectares compared with 2009.

In 2009-2010 cereal production reached more than 1.2 million tons. This led to the fact that in 2010, imports of wheat in Tajikistan decreased by 203 thousand tons.

According to the Statistics Agency of the Republic, in April this year, the country imported more than 17.8 thousand tons of wheat valued at more than $ 5.4 million of imports of flour was 19.3 tons worth more than $ 8.2 million

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