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Legislative Chamber’s Agriculture Committee outlines plans

8 January 2014

The Committee on agriculture and water issues of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis held an expanded session to discuss issues on developing agriculture sector in the country on 7 January 2014.

The session said that agriculture sector is important industry of economy of Uzbekistan, which play a key role in food provision to population and their employment.

It was noted that Uzbekistan created firm legal base for development of agriculture sector. About 20 laws and over 200 legal acts, directed at regulation social-economic and production relations in the sector, were adopted.

Among them are Land Code of Uzbekistan, law "On farm entities", law "On dehkan entities" and others, which serve as legal base for activities in agriculture sector.

The committee outlined plans for 2014 and said that it will ensure execution of laws in agriculture sector and raise efficiency of their realization through analysis of the legal acts and introducing necessary changes and amendments. The focus will be on developing farm movement and raising role of farm entities in sustainable and effective development of agriculture sector.

MPs offered to hold special roundtable to study opinions and recommendations on implementation of the President of Uzbekistan at his speech on 8 December 2013. MPs also noted that the committee should further improve its activities based on modern requirements.

It was underlined that MPs should strengthen cooperation with scientists and analysts to achieve sound economic and social results in agriculture sector with rational use of material and financial opportunities of the multifield farms, which are created in Uzbekistan.

The session said that the committee should pay attention to increasing political, legal and economic culture of youth in 2014, as well as protecting maternity and childhood, strengthening health in the families, etc.

The committee adopted a decision directed at further improving legal base for developing agriculture industry and execution of laws in the sector.