Agriculture Ministry: Area of cotton fields expands


April 23, Fineko/abc.az. This year, 17 districts of Azerbaijan are expected to sow cotton on an area of about 100,000 hectares.

ABC.AZ was informed at the Ministry of Agriculture that spring sowing is currently underway. The Ministry noted that to date, in connection with the sowing of cotton, cotton seeds have been sown on an area of 63,684 ha.

"There is already an expansion on 4,157 hectares of fields. It is expected that the sowing of cotton seeds will be completed in the optimal time. Cotton growers receive subsidies for both sowing and harvesting. Farmers are paid a subsidy of 260 manats per hectare of cotton field and 100 manats per ton of delivered cotton," the Ministry informs.