Smart technologies in agro-industrial complex
Modern technologies will make a breakthrough in Kazakhstan’s industry, agriculture, transport and construction. Nursultan Nazarbayev in the state-of-the-nation address highlighted the importance of developing agrarian science. The country’s entire agro-industrial complex depends on this. Domestic scientists are ready to launch several innovative projects. One scientific center has developed 8 biological products and owing to which specialists can identify plant diseases at the stage of their emergence and growth.
SABIT KOKANOV, HEAD, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CENTER OF KOSTANAI STATE UNIVERSITY:
- For example, if wheat isn’t grown yet, we are able to determine the diseases inside the grain. Symptoms of the disease are not visible, but the plant is already infected or the soil has pathogens in it. Private farmers sow grain, and it may not be suitable after harvesting. We developed the drug and patented it. Now we think that it will be in great demand.
INDIRA BEISHOVA, PHD CANDIDATE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES:
- It is very important for us that the President pays special attention to agrarian science. Only last year in this scientific and innovation center, commissioned by the Ministry of Science and Technology, we conducted 10 scientific projects, 4 of which are related to agriculture. As a result, we got 16 patents.
Smart technologies have already been introduced in the production shops of the Kostanai region. The equipment’s high class manufacturability makes it special.
For example, the plant makes products that can compete in world markets. 85% of the produced buckwheat will be exported.
AMANGELDY KOKUSHEV, DEPUTY HEAD OF BUCKWHEAT PLANT:
- Now we have supply contracts. We will supply Azerbaijan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and we also plan to supply Afghanistan.
In 2017, the Kostanai farmers showed good results. If 21 million tonnes of grain are collected throughout the country, then 5 million belongs to the Kostanai people, and this is 25% of the total harvest. In addition, at the beginning of this year, the 500 Kazakh combines will be exported to Belarus.