A total of 1424.5 ha has been established in Dagestan as of 8 December at the targeted 1100 ha. The total established area includes 673.5 of intensive gardens.
This fall alone registered 161.5 ha of new gardens in the republic, with works still underway. The leader for established areas is the Magaramkentsky area with 461 ha, 286 ha of which are intensive-type gardens. Kizilyurtovsky area ranks second, with a total of 179 ha established, including 110 ha of intensive gardens. Kaitagsky, Derbentsky, Karabudakhkentsky, Akhtysky, and Sergokalinsky areas also demonstrate good results, accounting for 49 – 88 ha of gardens each, including intensive orchards.
Gardening is a conventional and essential branch of Dagestan’s agriculture, being a paramount focus of the regional economy.
The sector is a top priority under import substitution conditions. In this context, from 2014 onwards, more than 1.5 k ha of gardens are being established in Dagestan annually. According to forecasts, the region will feature more than 4 k ha of new gardens by 2020.