Amount of support for agro-industrial complex to be increased twice
It is also planned to reduce the number of non-effective subsidies in the sector.
With the aim of clarifying the main provisions of the Address of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to the people of Kazakhstan 'Growing Welfare of Kazakh Citizens: Increase in Income and Quality of Life' as of October 5, 2018, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture Umirzak Shukeyev met with activists of the city of Shymkent.
During the meeting, he outlined the key moments of the Address, and dwelled on the tasks set before the agro-industrial complex, BNews.kz reports referring to an official website of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan.
As the first task of the Address 'Growing income of the population', the head of state outlined the agro-industrial complex as one of the priority directions, and set a task to increase the labor productivity and exports of processed goods by 2.5 times, as well as to take measures to widely attract modern agro-technologies to the country.
It was underlined that the planned measures to support the agro-industrial complex can be divided into three blocks: systematic, sectoral and specific investment projects. Mechanisms are updated, and the amount of state support increases, as well as it is planned to reduce ineffectual subsidies.
These gains can be effectively diverted to the reduction of interest rates for loans and leasing, as well as to investment subsidies, firstly, to technical and technological re-equipment of farmers.
The Ministry takes measure to protect the internal market and expand external markets. At the present time, a systematic work to agree veterinary and phytosanitary requirements, to harmonize the legislation in technical regulation, integration in the WTO, EEU, to enter the markets of the neighboring countries is underway. As of today, the Chises market is open for many agricultural products (fish products, breeding horses, frozen lamb, honey, wheat, wheaten bran, soybean, slaughter horses, rapeseed meal, beef, alfalfa hay, flour, vegetable oil).
Veterinary requirements for supplies of live sheep, frozen and chill lamb, beef, edible eggs were agreed with the Iranian side. This year it is planned to agree upon the requirements for live cattle. Restrictions regarding supplies of cattle and small livestock to Saudi Arabia and the United Arabic Emirates, as well as meat and meat products, chicken eggs to the UAE, were removed.
As a result, exports of the agro-industrial complex have increased by 28% over 9 months, including exports of processed products have increased by 10%.
Long-term sectoral programmes for development of mear and milk husbandry, poultry, irrigated land have been worked out. As for regions, measures and indications of the sectoral programmes are reflected in the regional programmes.
The implementation of large investment projects has started. The attraction of transnational companies with their export markets to the agro-industrial complex of Kazakhstan will enable to invest not only capital, but also new production and processing technologies, will create new approaches to management, and the possibility to export our agricultural products marked by recognized world brands.
Within the event, participants have familiarized with the activities of Dala Fruit.kz LLP and the Nurym Group LLP feed yard.