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Uzbekistan produced about 8.38 million tonnes of wheat and over 2.93 million tonnes of cotton in 2017, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev said at the Congress of Agriculture Workers of Uzbekistan on 9 December 2017. Uzbek leader underlined that the country produced 12,450 tonnes of cocoons, 318,000 tonnes of rice, 23 million tonnes of fruits and vegetables, as well as 13 million tones of meat and milk products.
By 2050 the world’s population will reach 9.1 billion, 34 percent higher than today. Nearly all of the population increase will occur in developing countries. Urbanization will continue at an accelerated pace, and about 70 percent of the world’s population will be urban (compared to 49 percent today). Income levels will be many multiples of what they are now. In order to feed this larger, more urban and richer population, food production (net of food used for biofuels) must increase by 70 percent.
On November 13, 2017 there was a forum at TashSAU and it was devoted for the memory of Erkin Turdiyevich Shaykhov - "Deserved scholar of Uzbekistan", an academician of Agricultural Sciences Academy, a scientist of economical sciences, a skillful pedagogue, a true patriot and beloved son of uzbek nation who was awarded with several state medals and honours.
On November 8, Tashkent hosted an inception workshop dedicated to the launch of a project entitled Central Asian Desert Initiative - Conservation and adaptive use of cold winter deserts in Central Asia (CADI).
Exhibition company IEG Uzbekistan will hold the XIII International Agricultural Exhibition “UZAGROEXPO – 2017” and the XIII International Exhibition of Food Industry and Food Products “UZPRODEXPO – 2017” from 22 to 24 November 2017.