Export orientation and business cooperation: Mung bean start up

Farms specialized in cultivation of leguminous crops have accomplished sowing campaign. This year, agricultural producers allocated 12 thousand hectares for plantation of Mung beans. This several times more that in recent years.

It is planned to produce not less than 10,000 tons of Mung beans from these fields in the second half of September. Most part of the harvest (around 9,000 tons) will be sold for export to China, Korea, Japan and countries of Southeast Asia.

Mung bean is one of the oldest leguminous crops, which has spread around the world from India. Green beans are famous in many countries; it is very popular in Asian cuisine. Mung bean is not only efficient vegetable protein; it also contains calcium and magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, sodium and selenium, iron and copper, group B vitamins and fibre.

This leguminous crop has number of undisputable advantages including in the sphere of stable agricultural production. Thermophilic plant does not use much water, which is very important in the conditions of arid farming. In addition, used as an intermediary crop, Mung bean supports improvement of land fertility due to the content of nitrogen. It is not occasionally that leguminous crops are called as ‘architects of soil health’.

Members of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs have started project of cultivation of Mung beans for export supplies in 2019. More than hundred agricultural producers, members of the UIET, participate in Mäş Taslamasy project.

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