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dc.contributor.authorPetrick, Martinen_US
dc.contributor.authorWandel, Jürgenen_US
dc.contributor.authorKarsten, Katharinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-17T15:45:27Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-17T15:45:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/50553-
dc.description.abstractAgainst the rising global concern of how to achieve sustainable output expansion in food, we document the main outcomes of post-Soviet agricultural recovery and restructuring in the Kazakhstan grain region. Together with an expansion of cropland area and increasing capital input, real agricultural value added has almost doubled within the recent decade. Privatisation legislation has allowed private ownership of land. However, access to state land and capital continues to be strongly regulated, and private lenders even turn away from agriculture. There are now three dominant groups of agricultural producers in the region: large agricultural enterprises and smaller individual farms mostly engaged in grain, and tiny household economies focusing on vegetable and live-stock. While agricultural enterprises have been growing more persistently than individual farms in recent years, average land productivity of both farm types is practically identical and wheat yields are even higher in individual farms. Both vertically and horizontally integrated agroholdings have emerged among the agricultural enterprises and have brought outside investment and management to the region. With stable employment in agriculture, nominal consumption spending of rural households has tripled over the last decade and has risen much faster than the costs of living. While North Kazakhstan looks much like a success story, constrained factor markets are likely to dampen further growth. The Kazakh government should improve the legal conditions for a functioning land rental market, avoid driving commercial lenders out of the market, and make sure that future access to qualified labour in agriculture is warranted.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherLeibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa (IAMO) Halle (Saale)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper // Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe 137en_US
dc.subject.jelO13en_US
dc.subject.jelP32en_US
dc.subject.jelQ12en_US
dc.subject.jelQ15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordagricultural productivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordagricultural transitionen
dc.subject.keywordfarm organisationen
dc.subject.keywordKazakhstanen
dc.titleFarm restructuring and agricultural recovery in Kazakhstan's grain region: An updateen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669596965en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:iamodp:137-
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