Kazakhstan: Ministry of Agriculture lowered the forecast of grain production

Mar 17. AgriMarket

Kazakhstan: Ministry of Agriculture lowered the forecast of grain productionThe Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan decreased the forecast of grain production in the current marketing year.

On March 17, Eugene Aman, Executive secretary of the Ministry, informed that due to establishment of the progressive technologies in 2010, despite the summer droughts, Kazakhstan produced rather large grain harvest volumes, which allowed supporting the domestic requirements of the country and reach the export potential of grains to the level of 6 mln tonnes.

Previously, Akhylbek Kurishbaev, Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, informed that the country will export 7 mln tonnes of grains in 2011.

According to Anna Buts, Director of the Department of development of land cultivation and phytosanitary security of the Ministry of Agriculture, reduction of the export potential is caused by the fact that the Government reserved nearly 2.9 mln tonnes of grains from the general grain volumes for securing of requirements of the domestic market, and reaching the stable prices for bakery products.