October 10, 2011
Azerbaijan to double grain yield
Azerbaijan is likely to double productivity of each hectare of land allocated for grain crops, which will reach 50-55 centners per hectare, Garib Mammadov, Chairman of State Committee for Land and Cartography of Azerbaijan reported.
He said that with this purpose the Committee will already provide 203,000 hectare territory of arable lands located in Imishli, Saatli, Sabirabad, Shamkir and other regions of the country.
In his words the first stage of work in this direction will cover the years 2011-12 and the second stage 2012-20.The work in this direction will start in the nearest future as new settlements, infrastructure and other conditions should be created at new territories.
At present grain yield in Azerbaijan does not exceed 28-30 centners per hectare.