On June 9, 2021, International Islamic Food Processing Association (“IFPA”) held a bilateral meeting with the Chairman of the Union of Potato and Vegetable Growers of Kazakhstan (“the Union”) which is an association of organizations active in the vegetable and potato industry to coordinate activities and protect the interest of this industry. The 156 members of the Union cover the entire supply chain including producers, processors as well as suppliers of seed material, plant protection products, manufacturers of agricultural equipment and specialized equipment. This industry is demanding an investment on the farmer to develop the infrastructure of the farms.
The Chairman of the Union, Mr. Kairat Bissetayev shared about the possibility of building a potato processing plant in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan. After potato variety testing and identifing the region for the project construction of a substantial export-oriented factory, this major project will be fully realised and all the products will be export-ready for the OIC Islamic countries.
In his turn, H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan, Director General and CEO of International IFPA stated that IFPA is very pleased to welcome the Union of Potato and Vegetable Growers of Kazakhstan as one of its key honorary members within the global OIC network of IFPA and through effective coordination and collaboration, they will help increase the contribution in attracting foreign direct investments and Islamic financing to boost the potential of the potato and vegetable sector for exports into the CIS region and the wider OIC markets.