Government • 11 September, 2018

Umirzak Shukeyev drew attention of akims to issues of agricultural development

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September 11 at the Government meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, during the consideration of the country’s socio-economic development results for eight months of 2018, the issues of agricultural development were raised.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Umirzak Shukeyev reported that according to the results of eight months the indicators decreased by 102.4%. 55% is related to plant growing, 45% — to livestock.

"There is a decline in crop production due to the weather conditions, in 2017 40% had already been harvested by September 1. In 2018 — only 17%. If the weather stabilizes, we will improve performance. But at the same time in the livestock sector, some regions haven’t still sterted," Shukeyev said.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the program for breeding livestock in the East Kazakhstan region is 38%, Pavlodar — 27%, Karaganda — 28%. However, at the same time in the Kostanay region, performance is only 13%, Turkestan — 14%.

"Export is much better than in 2017. Last year, only 5,000 tons were exported, then this year, according to the results of eight months — 7,000 tons. This year we hope to reach the indicator of 115 tons. Turkestan region fulfilled this indicator by 150%, Pavlodar — by 83%, WKR — 58 %, EKR, Karaganda, Kostanay — around 8%, 7%, 10%,” said Shukeev.

In this regard, according to the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Agriculture, all issues are under control, conference calls are being held.

"Basically, we work with deputy akims of the regions. We try to put all this responsibility on them. Apparently, the akims of the regions should pay more attention to this themselves," Shukeyev said.

Another issue is the production of beverages. This is largely due to the Ministry of Finance.

"In the production of beverages, there is a 55% decline in the Kyzylorda region, 30% in the EKR. The akims themselves see this statistics. Sometimes it happens with the production of one or two enterprises. Apparently, the situation needs to be taken to control. We hope to fulfill the declared indicators," Shukeyev summed up.

In general, the Ministry of Agriculture plans to ensure compliance with the declared indicators by the end of the year.

In addition, the First Vice Minister of Agriculture noted in his report that the greatest decline in crop production was registered in the Akmola region by 8.7%, in Pavlodar — by 6.4% and in the North-Kazakhstan region by 5%.

In these regions, it is necessary to take measures to accelerate the rate of harvesting through the productive use of harvesting equipment, solving problematic issues that hinder the increase in harvesting rates.

At the same time, in spite of the positive dynamics, cattle breeding shows a slowdown in growth rates from 4.1% in seven months to 3.9% in eight months. The decline was admitted: Zhambyl region — from 3.4% to 2.7%, East Kazakhstan — from 4.0% to 3.7%, Pavlodar — from 4.4% to 4.1%, Kostanay — from 5, 2% to 4.9%, Kyzylorda — from 2.7% to 2.4%, Karaganda — from 3.6% to 3.4%, Almaty region — from 3.4% to 3.2%.

Meat production increased by 4.5% compared with the corresponding period last year. However, this level is lower than the figure that developed over seven months, which was 4.9%. The decline in growth rates was allowed by Zhambyl (from 4% to 3%) and East Kazakhstan (from 5.1% to 4.1%) by 1%, Kostanay — by 0.8% (from 4.9% to 4.1% ), Karaganda (from 1.6% to 1.2%), Pavlodar (from 4.5% to 4.1%) and Kyzylorda (from 3.2% to 2.8%) by 0.4%.

"These same regions do not fulfill the planned values for the export of beef. In particular, the Karaganda region export plan was fulfilled only by 7%, East Kazakhstan — by 8%, Kostanay — by 16%, North Kazakhstan — by 17%. This is the result of the insufficient work of the regions in the implementation of the meat program," Yevniev noted.

In particular, the share of participation in the pedigree conversion of the broodstock of the Kostanay region does not exceed 11.6%, North Kazakhstan — 13.7%.

The production of food products for this period increased by 103.5% with an annual plan of 105.0%. Despite the growth, regions are noted in which the volume of food production is declining, in Zhambyl by 14.5% and in Aktobe region by 12.4%.

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