DUSHANBE , March 15, Asia-Plus - Because of lack of properly equipped vegetable stores and necessary packaging at enterprises on processing of farm produce the commercial losses in fruits and vegetables in Tajikistan annually amount up to 30 percent. 

Anvar Madaliyev, a specialist with the Independent Agency for Planning and Study of Agri-Industrial Complex (NASPIAK), told Asia -plus this today.  According to him, in order to reduce the commercial losses in vegetables and fruits it is necessary to launch a network of small or mini enterprises on producing juices, jams, and dried fruits.  

“The most easily method is drying fruits and vegetables,” said Anvar Madaliyev, “But for such processing of vegetables and fruits 27 percent of farming units in Tajikistan need to have mini drying apparatuses for fruits and vegetables.”