The increasing number of farms with greenhouses marks an important development in Turkestan. The region currently has 5,114 agricultural units, 4,994 of which are peasant farms and the balance, production cooperatives.
Tuimebayev visited Zhabaiy Ata farm in the Kaplanbek rural area, which uses advanced technology to cultivate vegetables in its greenhouse complex. Zhabaiy Ata, which employs 75 people, planted 1.8 billion tenge (US$4.84 million) in tomatoes and cucumbers on 15 hectares.
“Before, greenhouses with high technology were only used abroad; now, there is one in Saryagash. About 50 percent of all greenhouses in the region are concentrated in the area. In this regard, Saryagash can be an example for others… Today, on instructions of the President of Kazakhstan, various benefits are granted to peasant farms. As a result, vegetables and fruits, which used to be imported, are grown here,” said Tuimebayev.