By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 23
Turkmen farmers harvested and supplied more than 1.1 million tons of cotton in 2017, Turkmen government said in its message. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov recently ordered regional administrations to organize coordinated cooperation of structures related to the cotton harvesting and ensure promotion of agrotechnical activities.

Cotton planting in Turkmenistan usually begins in the late March. Cotton is an important export item in Turkmenistan and is a highly demanded raw material for tens of businesses in dynamically developing textile industry. Total cultivated area in Turkmenistan exceeds 500,000 hectares.

Cotton Production of Turkmenistan and World Market international fair-exhibition and conference is annually held in Ashgabat. The event is held with participation of Water and Agriculture Ministry, State Commodity Exchange and Trade Industrial Chamber of Turkmenistan. (Source: