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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRAL ASIA

16 November 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Convention Center, Room 3B

"Prospects for livestock development in Central Asia - how to strike a balance between increasing production and creating a forage base?"

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How to strike a balance between increasing production and creating a forage base? – At EuroTier 2022, DLG will be hosting an international conference dedicated to issues concerning animal production in Central Asia in cooperation with partners from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It will be focusing on the issues of strategies for sustainability in the livestock sector, climate change and impacts on livestock production, solutions for securing the feed base, potentials of alternative protein sources as well as the international competitiveness of the region and the expansion of international trade relations. 

The objective of the governments in the Central Asian countries is to further expand domestic animal production in order to secure their own supply of products of animal origin and to access export markets. Animal production in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan is concentrated on smallholding structures and private sideline enterprises. Between 80 and 90 percent of milk are produced on farms with up to a maximum of five animals, for instance. 

In recent years, however, increasing urbanisation and rising requirements on the quality of foodstuffs have been fostering the professionalisation of livestock farming through the use of high-performance genetics, modern technology and innovative barn concepts. In this process, special subsidy programmes are also being implemented to support farms in their operational investments. Particular focus is being placed above all 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 will be discussing future strategies

During the course of the event, representatives from the fields of politics and business will be discussing possible strategies for the sustainable development of livestock farming and for securing the feed base in the Central Asian countries. 

Organizer:

DLG e.V.

Partners:

  • State Committee on Veterinary Medicine and Livestock Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • The ‘Promoting Competence in Milk Production in Kazakhstan’ project
  • MVK ExpoGroup LLP, organiser of the KazAgro/KazFarm trade fairs in Kazakhstan

Venue:

EuroTier 2022, Hanover Fairgrounds, Convention Center, Room 3B

Languages:

Simultaneous translation Russian/English

Participation in the event is free of charge.
Prior registration and purchase of an admission ticket to EuroTier 2022 are required.

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Opening remarks

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

  • Dzhanybekov Askarbek Saparbekovich, Minister of Agriculture of the of the Kyrgyz Republic (tbc) Karashukeyev Yerbol Shyrakpaevich, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan (tbc)
  • Berdikulov Sirojiddin Valikulovich, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee on Veterinary Medicine and Livestock Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Speech

Investing in livestock production in Central Asia - what does it matter?

  • Uwe Weddige, Team Leader of the German Dairy Sector Competence Development Project in Kazakhstan
Discussion
  • Strategies for sustainability in the livestock sector of Central Asia
  • Climate change and impacts on livestock production
  • Solutions for securing the feed base
  • Potentials for the inclusion of alternative protein sources in feed rations
  • Approaches to increase competitiveness
  • Importance of international cooperation and trade relations

Participants:

  • Maxim Bozhko, President of Egg Producers Association Kazakhstan, CEO of Shanyrak Group (tbc)
  • NN, Usbekistan
  • Asis Kyrgyzbaev, CEO of Animal Producers Association of the Republik of Kyrgystan
  • Dauren Matakbaev, CEO of the Kazakh White-Headed Cattle Breed Association (Aqbas)

Moderator: Dr. Olga Hunger, Regionaldirektorin Mittel-und Osteuropa, DLG-e.V.