By the end of 2022, an additional 20,000 hectares - a total of 100,000 hectares of arable land – in 2023 95,169 hectares of arable land will be leased through an electronic tender to the population from the fields that have been reduced from cotton and grain, used by farmers and clusters and are close to settlements and have a good water supply. This was stated in the decision of the president of Uzbekistan "On additional measures to increase the income of the population by supporting the establishment of farms" adopted on 10 September.
According to the decision, arable land for a period of 30 years:
• from lands with good water supply - from 0.15 to 1 hectare in Andijan, Namangan, and Fergana regions, from 0.30 to 1 hectare in other regions, and from 0.30 to 2 hectares in the Republic of Karakalpakstan;
• low-water lands - from 0.50 to 1 hectare in the regions and from 0.50 to 2 hectares in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.
In 2022-2023, even if only one applicant participates in the competition for the allocation of arable land to the population, the competition is considered to have been held, as an exception.
In regions where greenhouses are developed, it is allowed to build greenhouses of light construction without installing heating systems on the arable land allotted to farmers.
When the land for farming is leased through competition to residents included in the "Iron Book", "Women's Book" and "Youth Book", they will not be removed from the “books” and all privileges and preferences will be preserved for them for one year.