Director of the Organic Movement Federation “BIO-KG” — Aidaraliev Iskender Rysbekovich: “For the overhaul of irrigation systems, more than 10 billion soms are needed”
Kyrgyz farmers can increase agricultural production, this will require more than 10 billion soms. This was announced today, December 13, by the head of the BIO-KG Association, Iskenderbek Aidaraliev, during the final public discussion on irrigation water in the regions in Bishkek.
According to him, on-farm water networks remained in the ownership of farmers, they formed the Association of Water Users, which was engaged in bringing irrigation water to farmers and carried out maintenance of water networks.
Iskder Aidaraliev informed that the wear of water channels leads to large water losses — from 40 to 80% of irrigation water. As a result, agricultural production is declining.
He said that for the complete repair of on-farm water networks, more than 10 billion soms are required.
During the year, regional discussions were held in each region of Kyrgyzstan with the association of water users and local farmers.