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dlg1On 16 November, 3-5 p.m. in Hanover: "Prospects for livestock development in Central Asia - how to strike a balance between increasing production and creating a feed base?" – High profile representatives from the agricultural ministries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan(DLG). At EuroTier 2022, DLG (German Agricultural Society) together with partners from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan will host the International conference central Asia titled "Prospects for livestock development in Central Asia - how to strike a balance between increasing production and creating a feed base?"

With high profile speakers from the agricultural ministries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, the conference focuses on sustainability strategies in livestock farming, the impact of climate change on livestock production, solutions to secure the feed base, including alternative protein sources.

The international competitiveness of the region and the development of international trade relations are further topics at the conference, which takes place on 16 November, 3-5 p.m. at the Convention Center (Room 3B) at the Hannover Exhibition Centre. Free to attend for EuroTier visitors with prior registration, the conference offers simultaneous translation in Russian, English and German.

Livestock farming expanding in central Asia

The governments in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan aim to further expand domestic animal production in order to secure both the home-produced supply of products of animal origin and to access export markets.

With 80-90 percent of milk produced on farms with a maximum of five animals, livestock farming in these countries is concentrated on smallholdings and private sideline enterprises. Today, the increasing urbanization along with stronger demand for higher food quality are driving the professionalization of livestock farming through the use of modern genetics, technology and innovative animal housing concepts.

Various subsidy programs are being implemented across the region to support farms in their operational investments. Particular focus is being placed on the supply of feed, which represents a limiting production factor as a result of increasingly dry summers and the rising demands being made on high-performance animals.

Politicians and business experts to discuss future strategies

Representatives from politics and business will be discussing strategies for the sustainable development of livestock farming and for securing the feed base in the three Central Asian countries. The conference is organized by the DLG with partners Project Competence Development Milk in Kazakhstan, the BT Innovations Financial Fund and Eldala.kz.

Program

Welcome address

Philipp Schulze Esking, Chairman and Vice President, DLG e.V.

Opening remarks:

“Animal production in Central Asia – development objectives, challenges and solutions”

Askarbek Dzhanybekov, Minister of Agriculture, Kyrgyz Republic

Yerbol Karashukeyev, Minister of Agriculture, Republic of Kazakhstan (tbc)

Bakhodir Isaev, First Deputy Chairman of the State Committee on Veterinary Medicine and Livestock Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Chairman of the Poultry Association "Parrandasanoat"

Speech

“Investing in livestock production in Central Asia - what does it matter?”
Uwe Weddige, Team Leader of the Project Competence Development Milk in Kazakhstan

Participants:

Tilek Ashimov, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Livestock Association of the Kyrgyz Republic, Co-Chairman of the Eurasian Meat Union, Chairman of BT Innovations Financial Fund

Maxim Bozhko, President of Egg Producers Association Kazakhstan, CEO of Shanyrak Group

Ulugbek Ismailov, Managing Director of the Agency for Animal Production "Uzbekchorvanasl" of the State Committee for Veterinary Affairs and Development of Animal Production of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Dauren Matakbayev, CEO of Qazaq Aqbas breed association

Moderator: Dr. Olga Hunger, Area Director Central and Eastern Europe, DLG

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