The climatic conditions and geographical location of the Karaganda region are optimal for the cultivation of grain, potatoes and vegetables, the development of animal husbandry and have determined for the region the role of one of the leading regions of Kazakhstan in the production and processing of agricultural products.
The share of agriculture in the total volume of the gross regional product of the region for 2017 amounted to 3.44%.
The output of agricultural products amounted to 251.6 billion tenge, the index of physical volume was 101.8% compared to 2016, including in the crop sector, products were produced for 106.2 billion tenge, IFO - 98.6%, in the livestock industry - 144.3 billion tenge, ifo - 103.9%.
Gross harvest of grain and leguminous crops with an average yield of 9.7 c / ha amounted to 755 thousand tons, 322.5 thousand tons of potatoes were grown in all categories of farms, which is 7.1% more than in 2016, 101.9 thousand were harvested. tons of vegetables with an increase of 3.6%.
The sown area of main agricultural crops in 2017 amounted to 1,123 thousand hectares, including: grain and legumes - 795.8 thousand hectares (wheat - 630.3 thousand hectares, barley - 141.1 thousand hectares, oats - 15.5 thousand hectares), oilseeds - 15.1 thousand hectares, potatoes - 13.4 thousand hectares, vegetables of open ground - 2.8 thousand hectares, fodder crops - 295.8 thousand hectares.
Taking into account the diversification of the structure of sown areas, the areas under crops of popular crops have increased, incl. wheat on 22.5 thousand hectares, forage crops (barley, oats) on 21.5 thousand hectares, legumes on 5.3 thousand hectares, oilseeds on 1.6 thousand hectares, lentils are also sown on an area of 1160 hectares.
The moisture resource-saving technology is applied on an area of 600 thousand hectares with an increase of 3.4% by 2016. The area of application of drip irrigation was 1,069.5 hectares.
In the total gross output of the agricultural sector, 57.4% are livestock products.
An increase in the number of livestock of all types of livestock and livestock production is provided annually.
In the whole region, farms of all forms of ownership produced 135.7 thousand tons of meat with an increase by 4% by 2016, 456.7 thousand tons of milk (by 4.7%), 630.3 million eggs (by 1,2%), 2.1 thousand tons of wool (a decrease of 6.1%).
The number of cattle in all categories of farms as of January 1, 2018 amounted to 506.2 thousand heads, which is 5.4% more than in 2016, horses - 280.6 thousand heads (by 6.3%), sheep and goats - 933.1 thousand heads (decrease by 4.6%), pigs - 81.7 thousand heads (by 3.4%), poultry - 3 789.4 thousand heads (by 19.4%).
According to the Sybaga program, 2,142 cattle heads were purchased (2041 cattle livestock, 101 manufacturing bulls), 1,144 heads of horses were purchased under the Kulan program, and 1,233 sheep heads under the Altyn Asyk program.
In 2017, 76 agricultural cooperatives were created, of which 43 SCC meat, 33 dairy directions, which produced 1,056 tons of milk and 210 tons of meat. For the sold milk 5 SCC received 3.2 million tenge of subsidies. There are 903 fattening platforms for 9,451 heads. Members of the SCC purchased 11.1 thousand cattle for 2.4 billion tenge.
The region processed agricultural products for 118 billion tenge. Due to the increase in production, processing and canning of meat, semi-finished meat, dairy products, production of pasta, fish increased.
Acquired 447 units of agricultural machinery in the amount of 6.1 billion tenge.
In the field of agriculture, 55 investment projects worth 57.6 billion tenge are being implemented, with the creation of 1,081 jobs:
3 projects in the Business Support Card for 27 billion 969 million tenge, with the creation of 445 jobs;
2 projects through KazAgro NMH JSC for 3 billion 236 million tenge with the creation of 42 jobs.
49 projects outside the map of industrialization and entrepreneurship support for 8 billion 578 million tenge with the creation of 399 jobs.
1 project with the participation of a foreign investor for 17 billion 817 million tenge with the creation of 120 new jobs. "Creating a breeding hybrid center" Orkendeu LLP.
In 2017, 22 projects for 2 845.3 million tenge were commissioned:
LLP "Volynka" Abay district - "The construction of the sausage shop."
LLP "Eurasia Invest LTD" Osakarovsky district - "Production of dry powder from natural mare's milk by the sublimation method."
Also 20 projects outside the map of industrialization and entrepreneurship support.
As part of the program for the development of the agro-industrial sector for 2017–2021, state support for the agro-industrial sector amounted to 14.6 billion tenge, including 2.8 billion in the crop industry, 5 billion in the livestock industry, for investment subsidies, processing - 6.8 billion tenge from the republican budget.
During 2017, 9,637 million tenge was transferred to the main capital of agriculture, which is 5.5% more than the 2016 level, including own funds - 8,147.7 million tenge, bank loans - 998.5 million tenge and other borrowed funds - 493.7 million tenge.
1 845 million tenge of investments in fixed assets were allocated for food production, which amounted to 36.7% of the 2016 level.
In order to curb the unreasonable growth of prices for socially important food products in the regions of the region, during 2017, 507 fairs were held, in which products at 3.1 billion tenge were sold below market prices.