Government of Kazakhstan introduces new approaches to agro-industrial complex development

Government of Kazakhstan introduces new approaches to agro-industrial complex development
Фото: primeminister.kz 26.01.2024 09:26 1955

The corresponding document was approved in the Government following the results of the meeting chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov, El.kz cites primeminister.kz.

The Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev set specific objectives to bring the agricultural sector to a new frontier of development and increase gross output by 2 times within 5 years. For this purpose, a Road Map has been developed, which provides for measures in each direction of the agro-industrial complex.

Thus, the diversification of sown areas will be intensified in the republic, which will reduce the share of water-intensive crops and increase the production of highly profitable plants, for example, oilseeds. At the same time, it is envisaged to introduce water-saving technologies, increase the level of fertilizer application and intensive renewal of agricultural machinery.

The Road Map also includes steps aimed at increasing the number of cattle and small horned cattle, expanding meat and grain processing, launching dairy farms and other facilities. In general, its implementation will allow increasing the gross output of the agro-industrial complex by 2028 by 2 times up to 17 trillion tenge.

Minister of Agriculture Aidarbek Saparov made a report on the main problematic issues and proposed measures for the development of agro-industrial complex. Deputy Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Yerbolat Ibraykhanov informed about plans for water supply to southern regions during the growing season. Akims of Almaty, West Kazakhstan, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Mangystau, Pavlodar, Zhambyl and other regions took part in the discussion of new measures for agricultural development. 

Prime Minister emphasized that in order to achieve the set tasks, the Ministries of Agriculture and Water Resources together with regional akimats need to revise approaches to work.

"For each region indicators are outlined taking into account the available growth reserves and development potential. By reducing mono and water-intensive crops it is necessary to expand the areas of demanded crops and increase the level of application of mineral fertilizers," Alikhan Smailov said.

According to him, it is also necessary to increase the share of elite seeds of agricultural crops, the level of renewal of machinery and tractor fleet and areas where water-saving technologies are introduced.

"It is necessary to establish constant control on the part of akimats and ministries over the achievement of these indicators. Today we are adopting new approaches to work. Provincial Akimats should ensure the fulfillment of their indicators stipulated in the Road Map. There will be personal responsibility for this," Prime Minister pointed out.

Alikhan Smailov demanded to ensure monthly monitoring of the Road Map implementation and to bring this issue to the Government session on a quarterly basis.


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