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TASHKENT – Uzbekistan plans to plant almost 6,000ha of new fruit crops this year, plus more than 5,500ha of vineyards, the Uzbekistan National News Agency reported March 6, citing the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources. Presently the country has 244,000ha of fruit and vegetable farms and 127,000ha of vineyards.
To achieve the goals, farmers are expected to plant almost 18m fruit tree saplings and grapevines.