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Food is the most stable currency: Nursultan Nazarbayev

According to Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan and Russia have a big advantage when it comes to food security.

Food is the most stable currency: Nursultan Nazarbayev
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Kazakhstan plans to harvest 17.2 million tons of grain in 2015

Kazakhstan plans to repeat the last year’s harvest with the gross collection of grain amounting to 17.2 million tons.

Kazakhstan plans to harvest 17.2 million tons of grain in 2015
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Kazakhstan harvests sweet potato first time for South Korea

Sweet potato was planted in three different regions of Kazakhstan in a pilot project for South Korea. First harvest has been obtained.

Kazakhstan harvests sweet potato first time for South Korea
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Kazakhstan announces its grain harvest figures

Given the combine harvester fleet, fuel supplies, grain elevator capabilities and drying facilities, harvesting can be completed within the following 2 weeks.

Kazakhstan announces its grain harvest figures
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Groundbreaking crop yielding technology: Kazakhstani scientists

Kazakhstani scientists have invented a method to increase yield of agricultural crops that can possibly bring them a Nobel price nomination.

Groundbreaking crop yielding technology: Kazakhstani scientists
Typhoon-hit Philippine farmers to reap harvest: UN
Typhoon-hit Philippine farmers to reap harvest: UN

Farmers in the Philippines will soon reap a harvest after using emergency seed supplies to grow crops following a devastating typhoon that struck during planting season.

Typhoon-hit Philippine farmers to reap harvest: UN
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New Zealand winegrowers report bumper harvest

New Zealand winegrowers enjoyed a record harvest in 2013 but are well placed to avoid the oversupply issues that have hampered them in the past, accounting giant Deloitte said Thursday.

New Zealand winegrowers report bumper harvest
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700 children skip school to harvest cotton in southern Kazakhstan, principals fined

700 school children were skipping their classes at school because they were harvesting cotton in South Kazakhstan Oblast.

700 children skip school to harvest cotton in southern Kazakhstan, principals fined
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Cotton production spikes in South Kazakhstan

The production capacity of raw cotton has increased in South Kazakhstan Oblast.

Cotton production spikes in South Kazakhstan
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First virus free potatoes harvested in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has harvested its first virus-free potatoes this autumn.

First virus free potatoes harvested in Kazakhstan
Sobering times for Turkish winemakers as new law takes effect
Sobering times for Turkish winemakers as new law takes effect

Blasted by winds whipped up on the Aegean Sea, the Turkish island of Bozcaada sits close to the ancient city of Troy and has been known since the time of Helen and Paris for one thing: wine.

Sobering times for Turkish winemakers as new law takes effect
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Crop pests moving polewards through global warming

Crop-damaging insects, bacteria, fungus and viruses are moving poleward by nearly three kilometres (two miles) each year, helped by global warming.

Crop pests moving polewards through global warming
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Humid weather a threat to Kazakhstan’s grain harvesting campaign

In 2012 Kazakhstan’s grain harvest amounted to 14.7 million tonnes.

Humid weather a threat to Kazakhstan’s grain harvesting campaign
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Kazakhstan to harvest over 16 million tons of grain

Kazakhstan expects to harvest around 16.3 million tons of grain (net weight) by the end of the agricultural year.

Kazakhstan to harvest over 16 million tons of grain
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Locusts may destroy Kazakhstan's harvest in 2014

Aktobe grain farmers forecast a difficult year in 2014 because of the locusts outbreak.

Locusts may destroy Kazakhstan's harvest in 2014
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Sowing campaign kicks off in North Kazakhstan

Areas for sowing oil-bearing and forage crops will be increased to diversify the crops this year.

Sowing campaign kicks off in North Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Agriculture Minister Assylzhan Mamytbekov. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Forecasting harvest is like shooting in the dark: Kazakhstan Agriculture Minister

Kazakhstan Agriculture Minister told about his expectations for this year's harvest.

Forecasting harvest is like shooting in the dark: Kazakhstan Agriculture Minister
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Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry urges construction of grain storage facilities

Ban of export subsidies is one of the requirements for entering the WTO. It is possible to negotiate a 3-year transition period that we can use for development of the infrastructure for production and export of grain: Umiryayev.

Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry urges construction of grain storage facilities
Krymbek Kusherbayev. Photo courtesy of vesti.kz
It is not quite reasonable to place excessive bets on grain exports: Kazakhstan’s Vice PM Krymbek Kusherbayev

Earlier Tengrinews.kz reported that this year’s grain harvest is twice lower than that of 2011.

It is not quite reasonable to place excessive bets on grain exports: Kazakhstan’s Vice PM Krymbek Kusherbayev
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Drought halves Kazakh grain harvest

The grain harvest in Kazakhstan almost halved this year following a severe drought.

Drought halves Kazakh grain harvest