PEANUTS FOR ‘STARTFRUIT’
Uzagroeksport has signed contract with the Belarusian Startfruit for the supply of peanuts.
The first deliveries of Uzbek peanuts to Belarus will start in January. In the future, the parties intend to expand the range and increase the volume of fruit and vegetables supplies.
Prior to signing the contract, the sides scrupulously elaborated on product price and quality specifications. Representatives of the Belarusian company visited the regions of Uzbekistan to assess the quality of locally produced peanuts, got acquainted with potential suppliers. In particular, they visited farms and distribution centers in Surkhandarya, Kashkadarya and Namangan regions.
Following the visit, the Belarusian side expressed the willingness to cooperate in the long term with peanut producers from Uzbekistan.
Most of the Uzbek products will be delivered to the Startfruit factory for roasting nuts and seeds. To date, it is capable of processing from 2 to 5 million tons of peanuts per year.
In ten months of 2016, Uzbekistan exported almost 700,000 tons of agricultural products. The indicator is expected to reach the estimated one million tons by the end of the current year.