More and more dekhkan farms are engaged in gardening in the Pamirs (Tajikistan)


More and more dekhkan farms are engaged in gardening in the Pamirs (Tajikistan)

09/02/2020

Vanj region of GBAO is located at an altitude of 1800 to 4500 meters above sea level, there is a favorable climate for growing many types of fruits

The area of ​​gardens in the high-mountain Vanj region of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan has expanded to 600 hectares. Now 14 dekhkan farms are engaged in the cultivation of apples, pears, walnuts, cherries, cherries.

One of them is headed by the gardener Immatbek Nekhnomov. He laid his first garden on an area of ​​1.2 hectares back in 2009. In his garden, he planted 450 seedlings of fruit trees, 350 of which are seedlings of several varieties of apples, and the rest are seedlings of apricot, pear, cherry and peach. The farmer also planted plum saplings around the garden. Dehkans have been harvesting from this garden for several years. Last year, farmers harvested more than 15 tons of various types of fruits, most of which were apples.

Vanj region of GBAO is located at an altitude of 1800 to 4500 meters above sea level. In this regard, there is a favorable, cool climate for growing many types of fruits. Due to the unique taste of the fruits, the farmers of the region have no problems with the sale of the grown products. Wholesale traders themselves come to them and conclude contracts in advance for the purchase of fruits produced here. Another advantage of the grown fruits is that different types of fruits ripen here, usually 2-3 weeks later than in the valley regions. Vanj gardeners sell most of the products outside the region, leave a small part for their own needs, and also dry them.

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High income from horticulture allowed Immatbek Nekhnomov to establish an intensive apple orchard on another 1.2 hectares. Additional areas have appeared due to the use of mountain lands and part of the old garden, where trees have already crossed the peak of their fruiting. In the new intensive orchard, established in 2019, the farmer placed 1620 seedlings of two varieties of apples – “Khuboni red” and “Khuboni yellow”. The farmer hopes to get a full harvest from this garden next year.

In addition to gardening, farmers in the Vanj region also grow potatoes, carrots and legumes on the sown land.

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