There are many nominally established agricultural cooperatives in Kazakhstan. This was announced today by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Umirzak Shukeyev at an extended meeting of the collegium of the department.

“The issue of agricultural cooperatives should be particularly discussed. The current program of agricultural cooperatives is based on the cooperation of private household farms (small farms). If specialists are averaged, small farms can be a social project, but in this case we will not achieve productivity. We can increase productivity only in large farms, for which this is the main business. For private household plots, this is not the main business,” – Umirzak Shukeyev said.

The Minister of Agriculture added that the situation in the country is currently being analyzed.

“A group has been set up, a commission has been set up in the regions, it will finish work at the end of the month, and there will probably be a big government meeting on the subject of cooperatives. There are many questions here. I think we should figure it all out. Our vision remains that this program should continuously be optimized; there are many artificially created cooperatives, nominally created. We should get rid of them and leave what really works. It is necessary to give good quality, give indicators that will be recorded. At the same time, we need to develop large cooperatives of farms,” – Umirzak Shukeyev added.


Published: 14 February 2018


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