Kazakhstan's progress on cereals and legumes harvesting revealed as of Sept.22
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 22
A total of 14.8 million ha of grain and legumes were harvested in Kazakhstan as of Sept. 22, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Agriculture.
Thus, 93.4 percent of the sown area was harvested. With average productivity of 12.3 centers per ha, a total of 18.2 tons of grain were threshed. This means that the June harvest forecast volume of the ministry has been reached.
Due to the fact, the Kazakh farmers are yet to harvest 6.6 percent of the sown area the then-upgraded forecast for the harvest of 20.5 million tons may be reached. Furthermore, the current harvest volume meets the local demand for grain and legumes.
The ministry also noted that this year’s harvesting speed significantly exceeds that of last year. Some 10.3 million ha of land were harvested in Kazakhstan as of Sept/ 22, 2020, whereas 11.4 million tons of grain was threshed.
This year the volume of gross livestock production increased by 2.7 percent and amounted to 1.6 trillion tenges ($3.7 million). At the same time, an increase in the production of meat in live weight was by 3.7 percent, of milk by 3 percent.
Food production increased by 3.6 percent and amounted to 1.2 trillion tenges ($2.9 billion). The increase was observed in the production of processed rice by 61.1 percent, sausages by 22.8 percent, butter by 12.9 percent, poultry meat by 12.3 percent, cereals by 12.2 percent, noodles by 8.4 percent, flour by 6.4 percent, fermented milk products by 4.7 percent, vegetable oil by 1.8 percent.
Investments in fixed assets in agriculture increased by 9.1 percent and amounted to 292 billion tenges ($689.4 million), food production by 25.4 percent, and amounted to 54.7 billion tenges ($11.09 million).
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