By Asian Development Bank
The Atlas brings to its readers a feeling of the wonder and wealth in imperative Asia, the problems its humans face in utilizing and keeping typical assets, and the efforts towards sustainable improvement. inclusive of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, critical Asia is an enormous land mass setting apart the nations of jap Europe and the Caucasus from East and South Asia. Its land is principally sandy deserts, capped within the north through eco-friendly plains of the critical Asian Steppe and cradled within the south and east via hovering snow clad mountain levels. wealthy with oil and fuel and a number of vegetation and animals, a few components of the area are "crossroads" for Asian and Mediterranean species, whereas others are facilities of endemic species. The international locations percentage a kinfolk of languages and are all newly autonomous countries that needs to use their na tural assets correctly for a sustainable destiny.
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Like other countries in the region, Kazakhstan’s agricultural roots are pastoral nomadic. Sheep breeding dominates; Central Asia Atlas of Natural Resources however, cattle, pigs, horses, and camels are abundant, resulting in a highly developed market in dairy, leather, meat, and wool products. Kazakhstan’s quality agricultural lands support a wide variety of crops. Wheat, two-thirds of which grows in Kazakhstan’s rainfed north, is the number one crop. But though the soil is relatively rich, lack of water resources makes irrigated water from the Syr Darya essential for other crops.
Vibrant construction, services, and manufacturing sectors drove 2007 growth, suggesting greater diversification is taking place and a sign that the economy is maturing. The country’s record in achieving national Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), however, is somewhat mixed. Overall poverty has declined; however, regional disparities and inequality 77°0'E have increased. ” Improvements in education are also questionable, for while enrollment rates in secondary school approach 95%, enrollment in primary education has declined, and negative trends in literacy rates among 14- to 24-year olds have been observed.
Dynamic Agriculture Sector Top left: Part of the vast wheat growing area in northern Kazakhstan. Top right: A view of Astana across the Ishim River. Middle: A hydraulic excavator scooping coal into the trains in one of the largest open pit mines of the world, operated by Bogatyr Access Komyr in Ekibastuz of Kazakhstan, ready for transporting them. Bottom: A variety of dried fruits and nuts at Almaty’s Green Bazaar. 32 While accounting for only about a tenth of GDP, Kazakhstan’s agriculture sector remains important, both economically and culturally, employing more than 30% of workers, and most rural poor.