In 2020, the volume of production of fruits and vegetables will exceed 20 million tons for Uzbekistan, according to numbers from the Uzbek embassy in Italy. The Uzbek soil is well suited for growing more than 350 types of fruits, vegetables, nuts and beans, herbs and melons, the harvest of which in 2019 amounted to 19.2 million tons.
The embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Italy said that the Export Promotion Agency was created to support local producers entering foreign markets. Up to 50% of the transportation costs of manufacturers are reimbursed from the state budget. Uzbekistan exports 180 types of agricultural products to more than 80 countries around the world. The five key countries importing Uzbek fruits and vegetables include Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. Today, exporters of Uzbekistan are increasing the volume of supplies to South Korea, the Baltic States, Persian Gulf countries, and Europe, in particular to Poland, France and Great Britain. Uzbekistan also exports various dried fruits and nuts to Italy.
Now, the portfolio of projects in the agricultural sector of Uzbekistan is being implemented with the participation of the World Bank ($659.3 million), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (FIDA) ($153.5 million), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ($8.69 million).