Kazakhstan and Israel sign roadmap for cooperation in agriculture

ASTANA (TCA) — A Kazakh government delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture Askar Myrzakhmetov arrived in Israel to attract Israeli investments in Kazakhstan’s agribusiness, the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported on April 6.

During the visit, Myrzakhmetov met with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the State of Israel, a member of the Knesset (Parliament of Israel) from the party Jewish House Uri Ariel.

During the meeting, the parties signed the Roadmap for Cooperation in the Agricultural Sector for 2017-2018 as part of the Agreement between the Governments of Kazakhstan and Israel.

In addition, a Declaration of Intent to establish a commercial demonstration farm in Kazakhstan was signed. On the basis of this farm, demonstration of technologies in various areas of agriculture is planned.

The Kazakh delegation also visited the country’s largest research institute Volcani Center, which deals with new technologies in the field of agriculture. Programs of joint research and training of young specialists were discussed there.

Israel is one of the major exporters of fresh agricultural products and a world leader in agricultural technology.

A meeting with representatives of Israeli agribusiness in the format of a round table is planned to attract investments and increase exports of domestic products.

In order to study the Israeli experience, members of the Kazakh delegation will visit the largest agricultural cooperative, Granot, and a company for managing and saving water resources.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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