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Kazakhstan to establish 150 agricultural cooperatives by the year-end

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The First Vice Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan Kairat Aituganov spoke at the Governments meeting about the measures taken to ensure rural employment and to develop the rural co-operation.

K. Aituganov informed that to ensure rural employment and to additionally load the processing capacities through the use of private subsidiary farms potential, the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan jointly with regional akimats and the Ministry of Health and Social Development of Kazakhstan signed a trilateral step-by-step plan that provides concrete tasks and indicators by the year-end. In addition, the working group has been formed for measures implementation purposes, and the documents package has been prepared for raising regional awareness.

From July 28 to August 30, all the regions, including a number of districts, hosted the meetings attended by deputy akims of districts and rural areas, where clarifications were made on the mechanism for measures implementation, including the basis for establishing the cooperatives and financing conditions, the First Vice Minister said.

K. Aituganov noted that according to the plans signed the year-end will be marked with establishing 150 agricultural cooperatives, which will unite 100 milk reception centers and over 2,200 family feeding platforms.

42 milk reception centers and 3,200 family feeding platforms have been created as of October 15, 2016, K. Aituganov said.

The First Vice Minister also informed on establishing a requirement that provides for a minimum of 20 parties present in the cooperative in order to involve the maximum number of private subsidiary farms and to avoid the formal approach for creating a cooperative.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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