We currently produce cotton, wheat, and a range of other crops. These crops are produced for domestic consumption in Uzbekistan. They are also produced to support Uzbek exports of textiles and food products. The crops under cultivation are carefully chosen in consideration of both commercial and environmental factors. To ensure the largest and highest-quality yields, we use world-class machinery and innovative agricultural practices and we actively train our workforce to use these new technologies and techniques.
Area under cultivation: ~50,000 ha with an additional ~25,000 ha farmed under contract.
We grow non-GMO varieties of medium staple length cotton suited to the Uzbek climate. Our cotton is grown using various techniques that limit reliance on pesticides. The harvested cotton is processed into fibers at Indorama Agro's own ginning plants before being delivered to Indorama Kokand Textile. In addition to being used to plant new crops, the cotton seeds collected through the ginning process, are used to produce edible oils, as feed for livestock, and as linter for making cellulose used in security paper.
Area under cultivation: ~26,000 ha with an additional ~15,000 ha farmed under contract
We grow durum winter wheat and winter barely. The durum wheat has a high gluten content. Indorama Agro grows wheat and barely as part of a sustainable crop rotation practice that helps maintain soil quality. Planting and harvesting is fully mechanised. The harvested grain is sold to the government of Uzbekistan to supply the domestic market.
Area under cultivation: ~2700 ha
Alongside its much larger cotton and grain cultivation, Indorama Agro also grows significant quantities of other crops, including mungbeans, soybeans, and potatoes. These crops are being grown on a pilot basis. This produce is sold to local markets, contributing to the food security of communities in Kashkadarya and Syrdarya.