The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has facilitated a study tour for a group of Uzbekistan experts to Türkiye. The team, which included staff from the FAO Country Office in Uzbekistan, representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Tashkent State Agrarian University, and private enterprises, was there to learn about best practices in the production of no-till equipment.
This study tour is part of the implementation of three FAO projects, which are funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). During their visit, the Uzbekistan specialists visited large enterprises in Izmir and Konya, which specialize in the production of no-till seeders and laser planners. They also explored the potential for opening joint ventures in Uzbekistan to produce such equipment and have already reached agreements with the Turkish side.
The benefits of using no-till seeders, such as minimal seed consumption and reduced time costs, were evaluated by the Uzbekistan specialists.
FAO experts are confident that the further improvements in agricultural mechanization that this study tour will bring will help reduce manual labor, increase resource efficiency, and mitigate the impacts of climate change.