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Kumar Aksakalov: «Potatoes are our second bread»

Kumar Aksakalov: «Potatoes are our second bread»

At the meeting of the regional akimat, they discussed the development of potato growing.

Last year, the region covered 37.4 thousand hectares of potatoes. Gross harvest of potatoes amounted to 588 thousand tons. In 2019, the area of potatoes will remain at the level of last year. Purposeful work on potato production has borne fruit: the inhabitants of the region buy potatoes at an affordable price. This is the most important thing, the akim of the NKR considers.

«Recently there was information that they increased the areas of potatoes and the price decreased in North Kazakhstan region. If so, then we are on the right track. We have increased volumes and kept prices. Most importantly, the price in the markets was affordable. Because potato is the second bread. We will hold the price back as much as possible. We will not leave the structure of sown areas. If necessary, we will continue to increase them,» — Kumar Aksakalov said.

Kumar Aksakalov: «Potatoes are our second bread»

Posting date: 06.03.2019