NDTO News Article

North Dakota Companies to Attend KazAgro/KazFarm 2011

Select North Dakota organizations will attend the international trade show KazAgro/KazFarm 2011, marking the 19th trip  to Kazakhstan organized by the North Dakota Trade Office.

KazAgro/KazFarm 2011 will be held Oct. 26-28 in Astana.  The exhibition, held annually, is one of the leading agribusiness fairs in Kazakhstan and will showcase an array of agricultural products, including:

  • Livestock building, ventilation
  • Grain processing & storage technology
  • Equipment for production of juices, vegetable & fruit canning
  • Accessories, spare parts
  • Equipment for production of dairy products
  • Equipment for animal housing
  • Cooling and refrigeration
  • Equipment for bakery-houses
  • Breeding animals, reproduction technologies
  • New technologies for arable farming
  • Trade equipment
  • Logistics, storage and transport
  • Equipment for production of meat
  • Feed milling, feed industry

The show is aimed at the promotion of modern agriculture techniques; exhibitions will demonstrate the major directions of innovative development in the world of agricultural engineering and animal husbandry.

KazAgro/KazFarm 2011 opens up the possibility to connect with all the local players in the market, including dealers, agribusiness enterprises and representatives of politics and administration.

“KazAgro/KazFarm is an excellent platform for the exhibitors to launch their products, establish new contacts as well as find new business deals in Kazakhstan.” said Natalya Nesterenko, Kazakhstan’s market manager for NDTO. “This year’s event will further cement the relationship our two regions’ have been cultivating over the last six years.”

Kazakhstan has become an attractive market for North Dakota exporters, with the strongest interests from suppliers of agricultural machinery and livestock.

This year, the North Dakota Trade Office, along with five North Dakota companies and organizations, will host the NDTO Booth and Exhibit at KazAgro/KazFarm.

North Dakota organizations attending include:  Archmec; Brandt Holdings; RDO Equipment; Superior, Inc.; North Dakota State University. These organizations represent the cattle, grain storage and handling, agriculture equipment and education industries.

“North Dakota and Kazakhstan have many similarities,” said NDTO Executive Director Dean Gorder.  “Our commonalities in agriculture – we till the same soil, grow the same crops and are challenged by similar weather conditions – create significant partnership opportunities between our regions.”

GDP growth in Kazakhstan has been stable in the last five years, with a rate higher than nine percent.  Agriculture accounts for more than 10 percent of the total GDP.  The land is largely arable, agriculture is a main focus and the economy is strong.

In 2010, more than 200 exhibitors from 13 countries participated in KazAgro/ KazFarm, making the show the largest agribusiness event in Astana.

The show is supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana City Administration and National Holding KAZAGRO.