Viticulture and wine clusters to be created in Uzbekistan

01.08.2021 09:28

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution “On additional measures to introduce a cluster system in the development of viticulture, state support for attracting advanced technologies in this area.”

According to the resolution, 48 districts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and regions will specialize in the cultivation of grapes.

A continuous system will be created from the construction of vineyards on an area of 156,000 hectares (of which 50 thousand hectares in 2021) in specialized areas to the delivery of finished products to the consumer.

Starting from 1 August 2021, agricultural land plots (irrigated and rainfed rainfed lands) are leased for the construction of vineyards and the development of viticulture on the basis of an open tender.

For the construction of vineyards with the creation of a farm, land plots with an area of 0.06-1 hectares are put up for open competition, for the construction of large vineyards with an integral contour - with an area of 1-30 hectares.

From 1 September 2021:

In the Republic of Karakalpakstan and regions, permanent project offices for the development of viticulture will be created, without the status of a legal entity;

a new mechanism will be introduced to expand the cultivation of grapes in the household plots of the population and in makhallas;

in order to create a full cycle of cultivation, drying, packaging, processing, production of finished products and export of grapes, viticulture and wine-making clusters are being created.

From 2022, a republican competition for viticulture will be established, held once every two years in such nominations as "Best grape variety", "Best intensive vineyard", "Best domestic grape variety" and "Best wine products".

From 1 January 2022, the excise tax for 1 dal of natural grape and fruit wine of natural fermentation (without the addition of ethyl alcohol) and domestic sparkling wine is set at 1 soum.

Also, by the end of 2021, in cooperation with higher educational organizations of foreign countries of developed viticulture and winemaking, joint faculties will be created in Jizzakh and Ferghana state universities.

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