As noted by the speaker, the volume of gross agricultural production in January-September of 2017, compared with the same period of the last year increased by 1.9% and amounted to 2.9 trillion tenge. The production of food products for this period increased by 5.3% and amounted to 1.1 trillion tenge.
Since the beginning of the year, as of October 1, 745 agricultural cooperatives have been established (with an annual plan of 326). 6159 family fattening grounds have been created for 102 587 heads of cattle. The measures taken have allowed attracting 7,600 individual entrepreneurs and creating more than 12,000 new jobs, as well as involving about 56,000 personal subsidiary and small farms in agricultural cooperation.
The production of livestock products increased by 3.3% compared to the previous year. The diversification of crops carried out this year has increased volumes of oilseeds and leguminous crops production by 376 thousand tons or by 18% in comparison with the last year.
As of October 18, 15.2 million hectares or 99.7% of the area of grain and leguminous crops have been harvested. 21.8 million tons of grain have been harvested with an average yield of 14.3 centners per hectare, and 1.7 million hectares or 68% of oilseeds have been harvested.
3.3 million tons of potatoes have been harvested, which is 709 thousand tons more than in the same period last year, 3.2 million tons of vegetables (654 thousand tons more), and 2.2 million tons of melons (more on 126 thousand tons).
According to the Vice Minister, for the first nine months of 2017 the share of meat processing was 33%, milk – 24%. For the development of the nine priority types of processing, calculations have been made and Maps for the development of agro processing for each region and district have been developed.
"The implementation of the Maps will raise the agro-industrial complex to a new level of development, increase its competitiveness, strengthen the stability of the domestic food market and strengthen the export orientation of the industry," K. Aituganov concluded.