Potato in Kyrgyzstan: The Second Bread

Dilshod Abdulhamidov, Timur Abdurakhmanov, Philippe Monneveuxc

Abstract


Kyrgyzstan is the first country for potato consumption in Central Asia and the second in the world after Belorussia. Potato is, after wheat, the second most important food security crop in this country. The production is however facing many challenges like small size of farms, poor soil fertility, high occurrence of pests and diseases, limited mechanization, unavailability and expense of fertilizers, use of non-adapted varieties and non-certified seeds, lack of storing facilities, seasonality of the market and weakness of the research and extension system.

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