BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 26
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
The volume of purchases of agricultural machinery in 2021 will be increased by 6 percent within the framework of the steps to increase the capital intensity of the agro-industrial complex, Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Askar Mamin said, Trend reports citing the press office of the government.
Mamin made the statement during an expanded meeting of the government chaired by the President of Kazakhstan Kassym Jomart Tokayev.
The use of mineral fertilizers will also be increased by 10 percent, and the purchase of high-quality seeds by 5 percent.
A level of self-sufficiency of the marker will be achieved in regards to all 29 main food items by the end of 2023 as part of solving the problem of saturating the domestic market with domestic foodstuffs. Some 49 food industry enterprises are to be launched in 2021, as well more than 2,000 hectares of orchards are to be planted.
Work will be continued to accelerate the implementation of the potential of the fishing industry. As a result of these measures, the volume of fish production will increase to 61,000 tons, the volume of investments in the industry will triple in 2021. The export will also be significantly improved and import dependence will be reduced.
A new approach to the development of the agro-industrial complex based on the formation of complex ecosystems will increase the volume of exports of agricultural products by 15 percent in 2021, the share of processed products will be 35 percent. To expand the production potential of the agro-industrial complex, a set of measures will be taken to increase the area of irrigated land.
The first project for the digitalization of the main canal in the Turkestan region was implemented in 2020. A total of 813 km of canals were repaired, 53,500 hectares of land were irrigated, which additionally created 26,000 jobs.
This year, taking into account the repair of more than 1,000 km of canals, the area of irrigated land will be increased by 78,000 hectares.
In general, the increase of the area of irrigated land by 600,000 hectares and the creation of 180,000 permanent jobs in the countryside is planned before 2025.
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