DUSHANBE , March 14, Asia-Plus - Plants producing mini agricultural machines from the CIS states express readiness to cooperation with Tajikistan , Shavkat Bozorov, director of the Independent Agency for Strategic Planning and Study of Agri-Industrial Complex (NASPIAK), said.  

According to him, the Belarus tractor-producing plant, in particular, expressed wish to know a number of agricultural machines, especially mini tractors, Tajikistan needs.  “Based on this requirement, the Belarus tractor-producing plant could expand its cooperation with Tajikistan ,” Mr. Bozorov said.

“The results of survey conducted by the Agency have shown that some 10 percent of dehqan (peasant) farms in the republic could afford to purchase mini agricultural machines at their own funds, 30 percent – by means of leasing, and more than 55 percent – under support of investors (sponsors),” the NASPIAK director said, noting that taking into account the survey’s results and requirements of farming units in mini agricultural machines it is supposed to consider the possibility of re-orientating one of machinery-constructing plant in Dushanbe to producing mini agricultural machines on the basis of designs of Tajik researchers and specialists.