In Aktobe and Aktau, the minister took part in meetings on socio-economic development of Aktobe and Mangistau regions, got acquainted with a number of objects, in particular, with the activities of the trade and logistics center of IP “Bekturova”. The participants were presented with a project to provide socially significant food.
The implementation of investment projects in agriculture is the main task of ensuring the country’s food security, which the head of state pays special attention to.
Farmers are provided with support measures in the form of subsidies for investment costs, interest rates on loans to replenish working capital and leasing of equipment for processing.
To date, work is underway to reform the agribusiness subsidy system.
This year, the cost subsidies for the implementation of investment projects in agriculture will remain unchanged.
In general, the supply of domestic products in the country is 83%. At the same time, 79 dairy farms operate in Aktobe region alone, which provide 93% of the local population with dairy products.
Yerbol Karashukeyev drew attention to the importance of the work of regional akimats to provide the region with food. “It is necessary to conclude forward contracts with agricultural producers in a timely manner and establish an effective trade chain from producer to consumer. In general, it is necessary to attract investors for the development of such storage infrastructure,” the minister stressed.
He also noted that one of the reasons for the increase in food prices is the shortage of products in the off-season due to the shortage of agricultural storage facilities. Product storage centers contribute to price stabilization, as they ensure the delivery of agricultural products from the site to the meter without intermediaries. So far, there are only 4 wholesale and distribution centers in the Republic.
The minister also noted the great potential for the development of beef cattle breeding in agriculture of both regions, which are one of the drivers of the region’s economy.
To systematically solve the problem of providing feed for farm animals, the Ministry of Agriculture, together with local executive bodies, is implementing a roadmap for the development of the feed production industry for 2022-2025.
As part of the implementation of the roadmap, 20 billion rubles will be allocated for forward procurement for the formation of grain reserves in the amount of 200 thousand tons this year.tenge will be allocated, which will ensure the safety of livestock and poultry in case of repeated drought in 2021.
During the report, the minister separately focused on the systemic and operational anti-crisis measures taken by the government and the Ministry of Agriculture for the development of the agro-industrial complex.
Work continues to improve the mechanisms of subsidizing the agro-industrial complex. However, due to the volatile situation on the global food market and in order to maintain the stability of the domestic market, it was decided to postpone the date for the introduction of a new subsidy mechanism to January 1, 2023. Accordingly, this year, state support for the agro-industrial complex will be carried out according to the current subsidy rules.
In general, 310.1 billion tenge was allocated to support the agro-industrial complex this year.KZT 79.7 billion, including for crop production. KZT 100.8 billion for animal husbandry. tenge, for processing agricultural products and financial instruments – 128.8 billion tenge. a subsidy is provided in tenge. About 3 billion tenge was allocated to Mangystau region.tenge was allocated, including for processing and financial instruments – 1.7 billion tenge. tenge, livestock – 1.2 billion tenge. tenge, for crop production – 30.9 million. tenge.
At the same time, taking into account the need to maintain the stability of the domestic agro-industrial complex, on behalf of the head of state, an additional млрд 298 billion was allocated to finance the agro-industrial complex.more than tenge will be allocated. Of these, an additional субсид 139 billion will be allocated to subsidize the industry. more than tenge will be allocated. At the same time, 816.5 million tenge was allocated to the region. a tenge subsidy is provided.
The remaining funds are planned to be used to finance scientific research, ensure phytosanitary and veterinary safety.
Thus, this year, unprecedented measures of state support will be provided.