A.Myrzakhmetov arrived in Kostanay region to explain the concept of state program of agrarian and industrial complex development
The farmers, entrepreneurs from Akmola, Kostanai and North Kazakhstan regions participated during cluster meeting to explain the state program of the AIC development.
“At the government meeting as of September 9 this year, the President instructed the Government to develop the State program of AIC on the basis of ” Agribusiness-2020″ Programme before the end of the year. According to the head of state, agriculture will be the driver of Kazakhstan’s economy,” A.Myrzakhmetov said.
It is worth mentioning the fact that Kazakhstan meets the 25th anniversary of Independence with a record harvest. Agriculture took the lead on the socio-economic development for the first time for the 9 months, ahead of industries. And all this thanks to the hard work of farmers.
During the meeting, A.Myrzakhmetov spoke about the goals and objectives of the concept of the state program of agrarian and industrial complex development.
Ministry of Agriculture analyzed the state of agriculture in Kazakhstan within the concept of state program of agrarian and industrial complex development.
Thus, the analysis shows that the livestock industry production and processing of fish, poultry, sausages, cheese, cottage cheese, butter at a low level, respectively, imports of these products is high (from 33 to 67%).
Mutton, beef is produced in sufficient quantities and there is potential to increase exports.
There is a high proportion of imports of pasta, vegetable oil, canned vegetables, and sugar in the crop sector.
“In the course of our analysis, we see that there is overproduction of wheat, the lack of production of animal feed, barley, poultry, low share of processed meat, milk, vegetables, and low level of exports of beef, lamb,” the head of the Ministry of Agriculture informed.
According to A. Myrzakhmetova, the above problems have led to a negative balance of foreign trade (exports of agricultural products amounted to 2.1 billion dollars in 2015, the import – 3.4 billion dollars).
One of the objectives of the State program will be to increase rural incomes and to ensure the production of marketable products at competitive agribusiness markets.
The main objectives of the program will be developed by the State: improving the efficiency of livestock by 58% and crop by 40%; the development of large-scale agricultural cooperation to involve 670 thousand smallholders in commercial production and create an effective marketing system and processing.; ensuring the efficiency and availability of state with maximum coverage of agricultural producers; implementation of targeted export policy and promotion of Kazakhstan’s brand of organic products; involvement in the turnover of more than 600 thousand hectares of irrigated land; improvement of state regulation of agro-industrial complex.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan