Kazakhstan ups food production, increases processing and export of agricultural products
Food production in Kazakhstan increased by 7.5% in the first half of this year, with growth registered in the production of flour, pasta, cereals, vegetable oil and processed milk as compared with the previous year, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Rustem Kurmanov said on August 16 at a press conference on the implementation of the State Programme for the Agro-Industrial Sector Development for 2017-2021.
According to Kurmanov, the potential of the processing enterprises is still not fully used, and in connection with this, the Map of the location of production capacities for the processing of agricultural products has been developed. The Map covers nine areas: processing of milk, meat, hides and wool, oilseeds, grains, sugar beets, and potatoes.
At a briefing on the same day, First Deputy Minister of Agriculture Kairat Aituganov said that the State Programme for the Agro-Industrial Sector Development for 2017-2021 has made it possible to increase the level of processing and export of domestic agricultural products.