Business forum will bring advanced agro technologies
June 20. Kazpravda
By Olga SEMENOVA
June 25-26 Almaty and Astana will host the Kazakh-Israeli agricultural business forum.
According to Ambassador of Israel to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Eliyahu Tasman, his country is interested in expanding trade and economic relations with Kazakhstan, including in the field of agriculture, in which Israel is a recognized world leader. The planned business forum – the largest in recent years will be a logical continuation of successfully developing bilateral cooperation. It is organized jointly by the Embassy and Israel’s honorary consul in Kazakhstan, former Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Sergei Tereshchenko.
The delegation of Israel headed by Minister of Agriculture Yair Shamir will include representatives of 12 leading Israeli companies working in this field. Among them is the company AVL offering equipment for the dairy industry, Eshet Eilon and NaanDan Juin Irrigation, engaged in greenhouse business, Genesis Seeds – a world’s largest producer of certified vegetables, herbs and flower seeds, MAD – provider of technologies for the production of poultry meat, Metzerplas which manufactures irrigation systems, and others.
Many domestic companies, farms, agricultural firms, associations and unions already showed interest in the business forum, including the LLP Green Farmer, Ak-Shelek, the Zhezkhazgan dairy plant, JSC KazAgroProdukt, the National Fund for support of agriculture, Union of poultry farmers.
At present, there are dozens of joint Kazakh-Israeli agriculture enterprises in the republic and there is every reason to hope that, after the event the number of such cooperative firms will grow.