Kazakhstan to develop soil and geobotanical maps for its agriculture lands

Business Materials 2 December 2020 13:58 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakhstan to develop soil and geobotanical maps for its agriculture lands

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 2

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Agriculture is currently carrying out joint works with the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry to digitalize agriculture land maps, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Agriculture Saparkhan Omarov said, Trend reports citing the ministry.

In his words, soil and geobotanical, and agricultural maps will be created on an area of 26.2 million hectares and 6.5 million, respectively before the end of 2020.

"In turn, the soil and geobotanical maps area is to be expanded to 40 million ha, and agricultural maps are to be expanded to 33.2 million ha over the period from 2021 through 2022,” Omarov said.

He noted that the entirety of the agricultural lands in Kazakhstan are to be depicted on these maps within the framework of the State Program from agriculture development for 2022-2026.

One of the measures to increase labor productivity in agriculture by 2.5 times, and to double agriculture goods export is to introduce digitalization aspect to the sector, Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Askar Mamin said.

Mamin noted that complete digitalization of the agriculture sector will allow to reduce the cost of processed agriculture products, improve. their quality and competitiveness. Within 5 years, 50 billion tenge ($118.2 million) will be invested in the digitalization of more than 100 million hectares of agricultural land within the framework of a public-private partnership


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