Today, during the Government session chaired by Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev, issues of agricultural development were raised in the course of the consideration of the results of the socio-economic development of the country for eight months of 2018.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan Umirzak Shukeyev reported that according to the results for eight months the indicators decreased by 102.4%. 55% is related to plant growing, 45% - to livestock breeding.

“The decline in crop production is associated with weather conditions, since last year by September 1, 40% of the crops had already been harvested. This year, only 17%. If the weather stabilizes, we will improve performance. But at the same time in the livestock sector, some regions are just gaining traction,” – U. Shukeyev said.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the program for breeding livestock in the East Kazakhstan region is implemented at 38%, Pavlodar - 27%, Karaganda - 28%. However, at the same time in the Kostanay region, performance is only 13%, Turkestan - 14%.

“Export is much better than last year. Last year, only 5000 tonnes were exported, and this year, according to the results of eight months - 7000 tonnes. This year we hope to reach 115 tonnes. Turkestan region fulfilled this task by 150 percent, Pavlodar by 83 percent, West Kazakhstan region - 58 %, East Kazakhstan region, Karaganda region, Kostanay region –around 8%, 7%, 10%,” – U. Shukeyev.

In this regard, according to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, all issues are monitored, conference calls are being held.

“Mainly, we work with Deputy Akims of the regions. We try to put all this responsibility on them. Apparently, the Akims of the regions should pay more attention to this issue themselves,” – U. Shukeyev said.

Another issue is the production of beverages. This one is largely tied to the Ministry of Finance.

“In the production of beverages, there is a 55% decline in the Kyzylorda region, 30% in the East Kazakhstan region. The Akims themselves see these statistics. Sometimes it happens with the production of one or two enterprises. Apparently, the situation needs to be monitored. We hope to reach the declared targets,” – U. Shukeyev summed up.

In general, the Ministry of Agriculture plans to ensure compliance with the declared indicators by the end of the year.

In addition, the First Deputy Minister of Agriculture noted in his report that the greatest decline in crop production was registered in the Akmola region by 8.7%, in Pavlodar - by 6.4% and in the North-Kazakhstan region by 5%.

In connection with this, the regions need to take measures to accelerate the rate of harvesting through the productive use of harvesting equipment, solving problematic issues that hinder the increase in harvesting rates.

At the same time, in spite of the positive dynamics, cattle breeding shows a slowdown in growth rates from 4.1% in seven months to 3.9% in eight months. The decline was registered in: Zhambyl region - from 3.4% to 2.7%, East Kazakhstan region – from 4.0% to 3.7%, Pavlodar region- from 4.4% to 4.1%, Kostanay region - from 5, 2% to 4.9%, Kyzylorda region – from 2.7% to 2.4%, Karaganda region - from 3.6% to 3.4%, Almaty region - from 3.4% to 3.2%.

Meat production increased by 4.5% compared with the corresponding period last year. However, this level is lower than the figure that developed over seven months, which was 4.9%. The decline in growth rates was registered in Zhambyl region (from 4% to 3%) and East Kazakhstan region (from 5.1% to 4.1%) by 1%, Kostanay by 0.8% (from 4.9% to 4.1%), Karaganda region (from 1.6% to 1.2%), Pavlodar region (from 4.5% to 4.1%) and Kyzylorda region (from 3.2% to 2.8%) by 0.4%.

“These same regions do not reach the planned targets ​​for the export of beef. In particular, the Karaganda region export plan was fulfilled only by 7%, East Kazakhstan - by 8%, Kostanay - by 16%, North-Kazakhstan - by 17%. This is the result of the insufficient work of the regions in the implementation of the meat program,” – A. Yevniyev noted.

In particular, the share of participation in the pedigree conversion of the broodstock of Kostanay region does not exceed 11.6%, North Kazakhstan region - 13.7%.

The production of food products during this period increased by 103.5%, with an annual plan of 105.0%. Despite the growth, regions are noted in which the volume of food production is declining, in Zhambyl by 14.5% and in Aktobe region by 12.4%.

Published: 11 September 2018



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