New package of measures for food security under implementation in Kazakhstan
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The government has developed a new package of measures to ensure food security, Kazpravda.kz refers to the press service of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reporting.
As noted, this year alone 285 investment projects are slated in the agri-business. A Comprehensive plan for import substitution of agricultural products for 2021-2023 is also being developed.
Meeting on fulfillment of the Roadmap for Nur Otan party’s electoral program "Path of changes: a decent life for everyone!" was held in the Government under the chairmanship of the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov.
A package of the most promising investment projects was considered, aimed mainly at import substitution and ensuring the country's food security, developed by the Ministry of Agriculture. Work is already underway on it.
This year, the implementation of 285 investment projects in the agro-industrial complex is expected to create about 7 000 permanent new jobs in rural areas in accordance with the task set within Nur Otan party's electoral program.
Most of the projects planned for implementation are aimed at import substitution of agricultural products: construction of dairy farms, poultry farms, greenhouses, deep processing of agricultural products. In Q1 f this year, 4 dairy farms with a production capacity of 11.5 thousand tons, 2 poultry farms for the production of poultry meat with a capacity of 7.5 thousand tons, 1 fruit storage for 1.5 thousand tons were put into operation.
Work is being carried out to form 7 large ecosystems for the production and processing of meat, fruits, vegetables, sugar, cereals, oilseeds, and dairy products. This will attract local producers to participate in the development of the agro-industrial complex at all stages of the production process.
Alikhan Smailov instructed the Ministry of Agriculture, together with akimats, to ensure timely implementation of investment projects in the agro-industrial complex. At the same time, it is necessary to achieve self-sufficiency indicators within the framework of the Roadmap for 2021: apples - 80%, fish - 75%, sausages - 70%, cheeses and cottage cheese - 70%, sugar - 65%, poultry meat - 75%.