The ministry noted that the average productivity of a potato crop per hectare was 192 centners. The total area of potato harvest is 22,3 thousand ha, which corresponds to the total area for 2016. According to the results of 2016, the productivity of potato harvest amounted to 233,7 centners per hectare. However, to date, potatoes have been harvested from only 7 hectares (31,4%) of the land and productivity can increase significantly.
Note that in the spring of 2017, the cost of potatoes in the markets of Tajikistan doubled and to this day continues to remain at a high level (4 somoni ($ 0,5) per kilogram). This is due to the fact that in 2016 in Tajikistan, due to diseases, the harvest of potatoes and tomatoes failed.
We also note that since 1990, the productivity of potatoes in Tajikistan has grown by almost 4 times. In 1990, the potato crop amounted to 300 thousand tons, while in recent years in Tajikistan harvested 1,5−2 million tons of potatoes.