Kazakhstan Sown Area Of Agricultural Oil Seeds Will Incease ; Forecasts

 Meanwhile, the region’s oil refineries will be able to process almost three times as much.

KAZAKHSTAN: According to the forecasts of specialists of the regional department of agriculture, in 2022 the sown area of ​​agricultural crops will increase by 14 thousand hectares and amount to 1 million 393 thousand hectares.

Thus, the agrarians will grow grain and leguminous crops on an area of ​​602,000 hectares, fodder – on 274,000 hectares. The area of ​​oilseeds will be 484.7 thousand hectares. However, this is not enough.

“We need to revise the area under oilseeds upwards, because two oil refineries are already operating, and the third will be launched soon. And what about capacity utilization? we will have a maximum of about 750 thousand tons. So we will buy in Russia or where? Or will we change our structure?

Also, he said, it is necessary to pay attention to the production of potatoes, in particular, what area is occupied by irrigated seedlings and how much is grown in private farms.

In general, it is planned to allocate about 6 billion tenge of subsidies for the development of the agro-industrial complex of the region.