17 October 2017
Meeting with Askar Myrzakhmetov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture

During the meeting, there was a discussion of interim results and further plans for the implementation of the program for the development of the country's agro-industrial complex.

Before the meeting, the Head of State congratulated all agrarians of Kazakhstan on the successful completion of harvesting.

- Despite the difficult conditions in early summer, the agrarians collected a large amount of harvest. There are opportunities for domestic needs and exports of our products. In general, all indicators demonstrate a positive trend, the President of Kazakhstan said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, stating the key role of agriculture in the country's economy, pointed to the low efficiency of the use of allocated funds in this field.

- The agricultural sector is the driver of our economy. Large public resources go into it. There should be and effective output, which, I regret to say, is not there yet, the Head of State said.

At the same time, the President of Kazakhstan noted this year harvesting at a fast pace.

- This year 21.7 million tons have been threshed with a yield of 14.2 hundreds kilograms per hectare. This is more than the previous year. As specified in the mapped out plans, we began to develop consumer cooperative, advancing the seed fund and productivization of livestock, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

The Head of the State drew attention to the need to increase the volume of agricultural productivity using the country's scientific potential.

In turn, Askar Myrzakhmetov reported to the President of Kazakhstan on elaborating special maps for further development of 12 priority areas of agriculture as part of the agro-industrial complex state program.

At the end of the meeting, Nursultan Nazarbayev has given a number of specific instructions.

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