Sustainable Livestock Development Project (WB-P170365)

  • Kazakhstan
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Mar 31, 2020
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 21, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 9, 2019

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Project Description

According to the Bank's website, this project aims to finance the growth of a competitive livestock sector in Kazakhstan. This will entail three results areas:

1. Improve access to international markets by: (i) establishing an effective traceability system; (ii) improving the quality of veterinary service delivery for safe meat production aligned with export orientation; and (iii) seeking to reduce the environmental footprint of the livestock sector in Kazakhstan  

2. Support jobs and improve incomes in rural areas through: (i) improved management and utilisation of existing grasslands and pastures; (ii) increasing small and medium livestock farmers' access to grassland and pasture resources; (iii) supporting infrastructure upgrades to increase the quality and quantity of fodder; and (iv) promoting market linkages and service provision for small and medium farmers

3. Improve efficiency of public expenditures 

The identified environmental risks include the following: (i) soil erosion due to overgrazing; (ii) water quality deterioration due to leakages of manure and other residue; (iii) increase of dust and particulate matter in the air due to degraded grazing areas and feedlots; (iv) increased noise at the feedlots; (v) increased GHG emissions (methane and CO2 emissions) from manure and animal wastes and reduced carbon sequestration capacity of land used for grazing; (vi) biodiversity loss due to grazing and reclaiming territory for feed production; (vii) water resource decrease; and (viii) trespassing of the territory on nature reserves

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank Name : Artavazd Hakobyan. Designation : Senior Agriculture Economist. Role : Team Leader(ADM Responsible). Telephone No : 5738+2006. Email :

Implementing Agency : Ministry of Agriculture Contact : Aidarbek Saparov. Title : First Vice-Minister. Telephone No : 01177172555881. Email :


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