Turkmenistan President Mr. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a resolution on the rice harvest of Turkmenistan in 2017. According to the resolution, rice sowing area will be increased to 18 thousand 300 hectares delivering the enhanced expected rice output of 81 thousand 600 tons. The main rice producing regions in the country are Dashoguz and Lebap.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Turkmenistan has directed the administrations of Dashoguz and Lebap provinces to ensure all means for the smooth production of rice. The farmers’ unions in Saparmyrat Turkmenbashi district of Dashoguz province as well as in Birata, Galkynysh, Garashsyzlyk, Atamyrat, Beyik Turkmenbashi, Serdarabat, Farap, Sakar, Sayat, Garabekewul, Hojambaz, Halach, Koytendag districts and the town of Seydi of Lebap province are being encouraged and supported in all steps like sowing, irrigation and harvesting of rice production by the Turkmenistan government.