BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 24. Kazakhstan, together with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), has elaborated a strategy for the development of agriculture until 2025, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation and Investment Promotion Department at Kazakhstan’s Agriculture Ministry Iskander Mukhlisov said during a regional seminar on FAO activities in Azerbaijan, Trend reports.
The statement was made in the framework of the FAO-Türkiye Partnership Program (FTPP) in partner countries.
According to Mukhlisov, within the framework of this strategy, it’s planned to implement measures to protect the environment and other sectors.
"At present, we are implementing 21 projects costing over $37 million in Kazakhstan. Funds have been allocated for the implementation of these projects by both FAO and its partners, including the EBRD," he noted.
Meanwhile, 14 projects have already been implemented in Kazakhstan with the assistance of FAO. Kazakhstan and FAO signed a Partnership Program in 2015. The program has the status of a law, its financing is expected in the near future.
The first phase of the FTPP was implemented between 2009 and 2015. The Program included 28 projects, which benefited 16 countries. In 2014, Türkiye and FAO commenced the second phase of the FTPP along with the first phase of the FAO-Türkiye Forestry Partnership Program (FTFP) with additional funding of $20 million. The new phase of the partnership programs involves 19 projects.