Organic farming is being actively developed in Kazakhstan
Organic farming is being actively developed in Kazakhstan. An agricultural enterprise in Karaganda is growing organic products on three hectares of land. The company is currently re-organizing its farming operations and undergoing certification procedures. The company plans to grow durum or pasta wheat.
PAVEL LUSHCHAK, HEAD OF FARM:
- The taste of bioproducts is different. It is similar to the vegetables that our grandmothers used to grow in their gardens. We cultivate the land without using fertilizers.
Beneficial microorganisms are used by the farmers to grow high-quality produce. A mini-plant was built on the farm to develop the agricultural bacteria using best practices from Austria.
JOSEPH STEINER, PRODUCT DEVELOPER:
- Last year, we applied our biotechnologies in two Kazakh farms as an experiment. As a result, the yield at these farms was 15-20 per cent higher.
Organic farming has a number of advantages for farmers. Agrarians can sell their products at a higher price. The bulk of the yield of bioproducts in Kazakhstan is currently exported to foreign countries.