Kazakhstan farmers increase the quality of cereals
According to the speaker, since wheat is the main export commodity, in crop production within the framework of the new State Program of the Agro-Industrial Complex Development, measures are envisaged to expand the areas of sowing with qualitative seeds and increase the application of fertilizers.
“We planned that by 2021 we will increase the area of crops with qualitative seeds twofold, from 3 to 6%, and applying fertilizers about 1.5 times from 10-11% to 16%. It must be said that the support mechanisms established within the framework of the State Program worked. In the current year, the area of sowing with qualitative seeds has doubled, and the volume of fertilizers used has increased from 10 to 14%, it means that there is little to do until the target indicators are reached” � T. Rakhimbekov said.
The Vice-Minister also said that agricultural producers began to buy more fertilizers – if last year 265 thousand tons of fertilizers were purchased, then 407 thousand tons were purchased in the current year.
“That is an increase of two times, this was facilitated by changes in subsidy mechanisms for the acquisition of fertilizers” – he stressed.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan