In Almaty region, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev got acquainted with the implementation of the Agro-Industrial Complex Development Program and the work of farm households using innovative technologies.

Deputy Akim of the region Serikzhan Beskempirov reported on the region’s AIC development and measures taken to develop production of sugar beet, irrigated agriculture, and create service and procurement centers.

On the example the “Nam G.N.” household, Bakytzhan Sagintayev was told about the application of new technologies for irrigated agriculture. The area of irrigated land on the farm has reached 75 hectares, of which 25 hectares grow sugar beet, 30 hectares – potatoes, the remaining area – soybean and winter wheat. It has created about 20 jobs.

For the first time in the region, an Israeli drip irrigation technology will be experimentally tested on a beet field with an area of ​​10 hectares. Fielders will increase the yield of beet, which in this farm is above the average for the region and is 600 quintals per hectare.

The largest in Zhetysu “Aksu” sugar beet processing plant is brought back into operation in Almaty region. In 2017, the region plans to increase sugar beet acreage to 9 thousand hectares and yield 30 thousand tonnes of own sugar. This will allow supplying the region’s population with 84% local sugar and reduce import dependence, which conforms to objectives of the Agro-Industrial Complex Development Program for 2017-2020.

For reference:

33.6 billion tenge of budget funds is provided for implementing the State Program in Almaty region in 2017, including subsidies – 24.9 billion tenge. This year it is planned to create 111 agricultural cooperatives.

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Published: 28 April 2017

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