Mass harvesting in Kazakhstan begins
“In terms of crops, including socially important ones, the
wheat harvesting area amounts to 13.7 million hectares, of which 1.5 million
hectares have been harvested with a yield of 11.8 centners per hectare. A total
of 1.8 million tonnes of grain were milled. 34,000 hectares of oilseeds have
been harvested with a yield of 6.9 centners per hectare, while 2.8 million more
hectares are to be harvested. 458,000 tonnes of potatoes have been harvested
with a yield of 208.9 centners per hectare, and another 188,300 hectares will
be necessary to harvest. The total vegetable harvesting area is 164,800
hectares,” Karashukeyev said.
“We all know that the summer was dry, and a number of regions have been affected. There will be less crops to harvest. Several actions were taken rapidly to mitigate the effects of drought, including funds allocated from the government’s reserve. The Baiterek national holding company should work out the issue of prolonging and restructuring debts on loans to the farmers affected by drought. In general, the situation is under control. The harvest is definitely enough,” Alikhan Smailov noted.