Kazakh Government to support projects in agriculture
Kazakh Government is ready and will support new projects in the agricultural field, announced Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin at the Government’s meeting.
“We have been tasked with forming a food hub in the region. We have great potential for the development of the agro-industrial complex and export potential. It is necessary to increase labor productivity, introduce new technologies and, accordingly, enter new export markets,” Kazakh PM said.
Kazakh Minister of Agriculture Saparkhan Omarov said that Kazakhstan plans to increase the volume of grain production to 18 million tons this year. At the same time, the main supply of domestic wheat and flour will be directed to the markets of Central Asian countries, Afghanistan and China. The minister also stressed that this year's harvest is of high quality.
“According to the data coming from grain-receiving enterprises, there is a significant increase in the share of wheat with high gluten content. In the volume of 3d class wheat, the share of grains with gluten of 25-27 percent reached 25.4 percent against 23.4 percent in 2019, while high-quality HI-Pro wheat with gluten of 28 percent and higher, which is in high demand, reached 59 percent share against 42.8 percent last year. Due to the high quality of grain, it is possible to increase export shipments of wheat,” added the minister.
Kazakh PM Askar Mamin reported that to date, over 93 percent of harvesting operations have been completed in Kazakhstan. The export potential of the new crop is nearly eight million tons, which is 12.5 percent higher than last year's level. He added that it is necessary for the Kazakh Government to focus on increasing the production and export of grain processing products.