Improving the Competitiveness of Agricultural Products Is the Basis for Food Security in Kazakhstan

Ukilyay Kerimova, Gaukhar Rakhimzhanova, Assanov Beibit, Yeqizbaeva Gulnur
2015 Asian Social Science  
This article describes the main economic indicators characterizing the level of food security of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the years of its independence. The conducted analysis led to the conclusion that the country is strongly dependent on the imports of most types of food. Despite significant progress in the development of the agro-industrial complex of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the years of independence, the level of competitiveness of agricultural products is still low. The main
more » ... ill low. The main limiting factors, according to the author, are: fragmentation of economic units, technical and technological backwardness of the industry; insufficient level of compliance of agricultural products with modern quality standards; low profitability of agricultural production. The article defines the main directions and forms of improving the competitiveness of agricultural products in Kazakhstan as a fundamental factor in ensuring food security of the country.
doi:10.5539/ass.v11n19p143 fatcat:itqe53lomfd3de6qvme6iq6bwy