Only 77 Kazakhstan agricultural enterprises produce ecological products – Ministry of Agriculture

Seventy-seven Kazakh companies are engaged in organic production, said the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan.

“Today in Kazakhstan in organic production are involved 77 companies. At the same time, they can be divided into two groups: focused on the domestic market and foreign market-oriented”, said in a statement.

We recall organic products – are the products of agriculture and food industry, manufactured either without the use of or with the lower use of synthetic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, growth regulators, artificial food additives, and without the use of genetically modified goods.

It was also reported that companies focused on the domestic market, carry out internal certification for compliance with domestic state standard «ecologically clean product» and get the internal sign ECO, reported the IA «Kazakh-Zerno».

At the same time Kazakhstan sign ECO yet won the confidence only of a certain part of Kazakh consumers, the majority of consumers still have little information about its meaning.

In turn, companies interested in selling their products to foreign markets, operate in accordance with established international standards – the EU regulations, organic standards of the U.S. and others.

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