Kazakhstan: Supporting an Inclusive Dairy Value Chain Development
Dairy is the second largest agricultural sub-sector in Kazakhstan, accounting for almost 16 percent of the value of agricultural output and almost one-third of livestock output. With a demand higher than production can meet, the dairy market has developed significantly in recent years with strong growth ranging from 12-15 percent per annum. FAO and EBRD saw an opportunity to provide assistance given the need for further development of the national dairy sector, in order to meet a growing demand.
The project aims to enhance the competitiveness and the inclusiveness of the Kazakh dairy industry, through the increased involvement of small and medium size farmers in the value chain, as well as improved raw milk production and optimized milk collection systems.
Project Leader: Inna Punda, Inna.Punda@fao.org