According to Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan and Russia have a big advantage when it comes to food security.
There are no other ways to triple the overall agricultural produce to sustain the population of the planet: President Nazarbayev.
According to him, “the most important thing is that we have enough food to sustain ourselves. We have enough clothes, a shelter above the head, fossil fuel to heat the houses”.
Saudi Arabia has expressed interest in importing grain from Kazakhstan.
Earlier the country’s Agriculture Ministry suggested doubling the grain exports towards Iran in 2015. As of April 1, 2015, 17 900 tons of grain were exported to the Middle East countries.
Kazakhstan plans to repeat the last year’s harvest with the gross collection of grain amounting to 17.2 million tons.
The biggest importer of Kazakh grain for the 2013-2014 year was Iran with its 1 255 000 tons of grain, followed by Uzbekistan with its 885 400 tons, Azerbaijan (815 600 tons), Russia (658 600 tons).
The Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan has proposed to abandon subsidization of grain exports in favour of other developments in agriculture.
Kazakhstan could supply its grain to Moscow in exchange for an equivalent amount of Russian grain at the Black Sea: Agriculture Minister.
Given the combine harvester fleet, fuel supplies, grain elevator capabilities and drying facilities, harvesting can be completed within the following 2 weeks.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev checked on the state of grain crops at Kutuzovka-Alibi fields and the goods produced by the local farmers.
Kazakhstan intends to increase grain exports to Russia amid the sanctions Russia imposed on agricultural products import from the western countries supporting sanctions against Russia.
Earlier Tengrinews.kz reported that for the 2013-2014 marketing year Kazakhstan had exported 8.7 million tons of grain, including grain equivalent of flour.
Kazakhstan’s 2013 grain harvest (net weight) made up 18.9 million tons. According to the Kazakh Agriculture Ministry, grain exports in the 2013-2014 marketing year were estimated at about 7 million tons.
Besides, Kazakhstan and Russia are discussing grain swap operations.
For the recent 4 years the revenues have grown almost 2.5 times. The overall 2013 revenues made up $1.2 billion, whereas back in 2009 the figure only stood at $600 million.
Russia imported 571.7 thousand tons of wheat via railway from Kazakhstan from July 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 that is 35.8% more than last agricultural year.
Kazakhstan has exported more than 5 million tons of grain since the beginning of the marketing year.
According to the Kazakh Agriculture Ministry, grain exports in the 2013-2014 marketing year will stand at about 7 million tons.
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) is going to invest into 4 new projects in Kazakhstan in 2014.