Under certain conditions, Kazakhstan can become a large food factory for the countries of Central Asia and China. Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Atameken" Erbol Eseneev stated this at the international conference "Asia Grain Conference" on April 25 in Almaty.
He stated that today Kazakhstan ranks 2nd in the global market for safflower, 3rd for flaxseeds, 6th for buckwheat, 8th for sunflower oil, 9th for sunflower meal, 10th for lentils, etc.
One of the main obstacles to the development of the existing potential is the inconsistent government policy in the field of agriculture.
"Over the past 5 years, the rules of the game on the market have changed about 50 times... In such conditions, it is very difficult for farmers to carry out any work on increasing production, diversifying crops, updating equipment," E. Eseneev emphasized.