Kazakhstan to harvest 19.2 mln tonnes of grains - Ministry of Agriculture




In 2017, the general harvest of grains in the Republic of Kazakhstan will reach 19.2 mln tonnes, and the average yield - 1.26 t/ha, declared the First Vice-Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kairat Aituganov on August 15.

According to him, the general planted areas under agricultural crops for the harvest-2017 totaled 22.1 mln ha, an increase of 651 thsd ha compared with the last year figures. In particular, the planted areas under spring crops totaled 18.7 mln ha.

The First Vice-Minister of Agriculture noted that as of the reporting date, agrarians provided grain harvesting works in Almaty, Aktobe, East Kazakhstan, West Kazakhstan, Jambyl, Kyzylorda and South Kazakhstan oblasts. Kazakhstan harvested 1.7 mln tonnes of grains in bunker weight throughout 38% of the planned areas, with the average yield at 2.02 t/ha.