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Uzbekistan's Karakalpakstan to allocate territory for cultivating chili peppers.

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Up to 15,000 hectares are planned to be allocated for cultivating chili peppers in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan in 2018, UzA national news agency reported on December 19.

Such instructions were given by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev during the trip to the Republic of Karakalpakstan on December 15-16.

Chili peppers are planned to be cultivated on the basis of Indonesian hot peppers, which have been recently reviewed during the Uzbek delegation's trip to Indonesia.

The chili pepper crops are ripening within 60-80 days. Specialists from Indonesia will be involved in the cultivation process.

At present, chili peppers are grown on a 4.4 million hectare-territory. Moreover, 68.3 million tons of chili peppers are annually harvested.

The total revenue from the sale of chili peppers in the world is expected to exceed $30 billion in 2017. Most of these products are grown in Indonesia, China and Mexico.

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Publication:Azer News (Baku, Azerbaijan)
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Date:Dec 19, 2017
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