Potato cultivation is a source of livelihood for many smallholders in Uzbekistan. The crop comes third after wheat and rice in the country.

The annual per capita consumption rate is estimated to be, on average, 45 kg and shows an upward trend.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan reckons that the country should increase potato production to meet local demand fully.

But worries over water availability bring into question the possibility of increased production. And this raises the priority of producing more with less input, including water. Researchers argue that if stress-tolerant varieties are cultivated and water-saving technologies used, smallholders can increase potato yields by 40 per cent.

Hence, farmers are looking for and testing new methods of irrigation and new varieties of potato to improve productivity. This endeavour is supported by a number of international research organizations working together with national partners and local authorities to help farmers deal with this issue.
Landbouw Statistieken Oezbekistan
Potato Production in 2017 :2793690.00tonnesOfficial data
Potato Yield in 2017 :357016.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :78251.00haOfficial data
Potato Production in 2016 :2925020.00tonnesFAO data (imputation)
Potato Yield in 2016 :347630.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2016 :84142.00haFAO data (imputation)
Potato Production in 2015 :2696910.00tonnesOfficial data
Consumptie Statistiek Oezbekistan
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:54.17kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:52.58kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:48.19kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008:46.55kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2007:40.08kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2006:34.85kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2005:32.64kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
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