The meeting discussed the interim results and further plans regarding the work on implementing the agro-industrial complex development program, according to Akorda press service.

Prior to the beginning of the meeting, the Head of State congratulated all of Kazakhstan’s agrarians on the successful completion of the harvest campaign.

“Despite the difficult conditions in early summer, the agrarians have gathered a solid amount of harvest. There are enough resources both for domestic needs and exports of our products. In general, all indicators demonstrate positive dynamics,” – the President said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, noting the important role of agriculture in the country’s economy, has drawn attention to the low efficiency of the use of allocated funds in this sector.

“The agrarian sector is a driver of our economy. Large amounts of state funds are invested into it. And they must give a corresponding return, which, unfortunately, is not present yet,” – the Head of State said.

At the same time, the President of Kazakhstan mentioned the high rates of harvesting this year.

“This year, 21.7 million tonnes have been threshed with a yield of 14.2 centners per hectare. This is more than last year. In accordance with the shaped plans, we were engaged in developing consumer cooperation, improving the seed fund and increasing the productivity of livestock breeding,” – Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

The Head of State drew attention to the need to increase agriculture’s production capacities by means of the country’s scientific potential.

In turn, Askar Myrzakhmetov reported to the President of Kazakhstan on the progress of the development of special maps for the further development of 12 priority areas in agriculture within the framework of the AIC State Program.

At the end of the meeting, Nursultan Nazarbayev gave a number of specific instructions.

Published: 17 October 2017



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