Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture to launch more than 30 small dairies

ASTANA – The Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture has revealed plans to create 31 dairies within the development of small-scale agricultural processing enterprises, said Vice Minister of Agriculture Gulmira Issayeva.

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“The ministry pays special attention to the development of small processing enterprises; there are plans to create 31 mini-centres for milk processing, so-called cheese-making centres. Also, our programmes cover 892 centres for raw materials processing, including 821 for livestock products, 71 for crop production,” said Issayeva.

She added that the development of agro processing will involve all industry tools, such as promotion of processed products through the Export Centre, as well as diversification in crop production for the production of demanded raw materials.

The Ministry of Agriculture has formed a database of processing enterprises, which includes data on the current status, commissioning time, capacity, type of equipment, loading and production volumes. Now, according to the database, there are 1,345 active processing enterprises in Kazakhstan.

The ministry has developed a map of the location of agro-processing enterprises for 2018-2021.

Agricultural efficiency depends on agro processing, as it forms the demand for agricultural products and increases its added value, said Minister of Agriculture Askar Myrzakhmetov on July 25.

“Taking into account the high share of imports, under loaded capacities and raw materials potential, nine priority types of processing are identified, which are represented by 435 enterprises. Those are processing of milk, meat, skins and wool, oilseeds and grain crops, fruits and vegetables, sugar beets and potatoes, for which a clear map of the location of agro-processing enterprises was developed, including for each region, in the context of districts,” said Myrzakhmetov.

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