The Kazakhstani dairy industry today is undergoing significant challenges. There is an overlap between the worldwide political and social instability, wars and pandemics and industry-specific problems: poor technological infrastructure at enterprises in the Republic, price pressure by the Russian Federation and Customs Union members, a considerable deficit of raw milk nationwide.
It is a must, given the current landscape, to expand the perspective on development, modernize key equipment and technology, and become an integral part of the global dairy industry.
Customs Union membership is no longer a development driver for the national dairy industry, quite the contrary, in the context of the global transformation technological alliances with the countries of Central and South Asia, the Middle East, and the Pacific region may turn out to be a level-up for the dairy industry in Kazakhstan.
Despite recent hardships, food consumption in Kazakhstan, just like the entire Central Asian region, is growing steadily and defining the high potential of the dairy industry, as well as its investment attractiveness for global food industry players.
The ways to overcome current roadblocks, explore opportunities and unlock the actual potential will make the agenda of the Ist AqAltyn International Conference –Dairy Industry of Kazakhstan.