KAZAKHSTAN SHOULD RAISE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR PRODUCTIVITY - NAZARBAYEV
Astana. August 9. Interfax-Kazakhstan - The President of Kazakhstan NursultanNazarbayev has chaired a meeting devoted to the development of the northern regions of the country, the presidential press office said.
"As I have already said, this year will be difficult for the agriculture. Dry weather has established itself not just in Kazakhstan, but also in other major grain-producing countries - the U.S., Canada, Russia and Ukraine," Nazarbayev said as quoted in the statement.
According to him, "this will affect harvest volumes and bring up grain export prices."
The president noted that in the last five years the three main grain-growing regions of Kazakhstan had received over 60 billion tenge in subsidies and the gross agricultural product had reached $4,600 per one person involved.
"All the money spent should work for the sector. It is necessary to introduce new technology and raise the agricultural productivity and per hectare yields," he emphasized.