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Business delegation and Agrotechnology-seminar in Astana

Business delegation and Agrotechnology-seminar in Astana
Finland, with a long history of agricultural innovation has plenty of solutions and expertise to offer to Kazakhstan in its significant agricultural development and modernization project. Eight industry leading Finnish agrotechnology companies are present at Astana Expo to connect with local agro sector stakeholders.

Finnish agrotechnology is recognized internationally for its sustainable technologies which improve productivity. According to Elina Puszkarzewicz, Program Director of a national export program Agrotechnology from Finland, Finnish solutions match very well with Kazakhstan's requirements and support Kazakhstan's Green Economy Strategy.
 
Jouni Virtaniemi, Commercial Director of Antti-Teollisuus, one of the agro companies visiting Astana, affirms that Finnish industry is well prepared to meet Kazakhstan's growing demand for high-quality and energy-efficient crop and grain handling solutions.
"Antti-Teollisuus is really interested in Kazakhstan and we have high expectations for future business," Virtaniemi says. "With our energy-saving drying solutions and cost-effective wagon dryers, Kazakh farmers are able not only to improve productivity but also to create sustainable growth."
 
In addition to crop and grain handling field, Finnish agrotechnology companies have special expertise also for livestock-related solutions.
"We hold animal welfare in high regard. Finland has very strict animal welfare and food industry regulations, making our companies innovative in developing efficient and hygienic livestock solutions," Puszkarzewicz says. "A good example of this expertise is Pellon Group, a company whose advanced, automated feeding solutions have a lot of potential in Kazakhstan."
 
Agrotechnology seminar at Astana Expo on 7 September
 
To connect Finnish and Kazakh companies and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector, Agrotechnology from Finland, the Embassy of Finland in Astana and the industry leading Finnish companies organize a seminar for local agro companies and state stakeholders at the Finnish pavilion on 7 September 2017.
At the event, the participants not only hear about the latest technologies and solutions, but get an opportunity to have direct discussions with leading Finnish companies: Ala-Talkkari, Antti-Teollisuus, ELHO, Pellon Group, JPT-Industria, Sampo Rosenlew, Suokone, and Valtra.
 
The Finnish government is actively supporting the agricultural collaboration between Finland and Kazakhstan. The Finnish agro company business delegation is in Astana on 6-8 September 2017 and is led by Finland's Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen. Minister Tiilikainen himself is also joining the Agrotechology seminar.
 
"Finland and Kazakhstan have dynamic economic relations and I am pleased to note that there is a lot of potential to increase cooperation also in the agricultural sector," Minister Tiilikainen says. "Visit to Kazahkstan gives us excellent opportunities to take this promising cooperation further."
 
Additional information:
Elina Puszkarzewicz, Program Director, Agrotechnology from Finland, Finpro,
+358 40 3433 349, elina.puszkarzewicz@finpro.fi