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Hungary and Kazakhstan establish $40m agri fund

The Hungarian and Kazakhstan governments have created a $40 million development fund to promote investment into agriculture and food processing companies in Kazakhstan.

The Hungarian and Kazakhstan governments have created a $40 million development fund to promote investment into agriculture and food processing companies in Kazakhstan.

The fund’s mission is to help transfer Hungarian technology knowledge to Kazakhstan’s agriculture sector and create a platform for attracting further investment, according to a statement.

The two countries are committing $20 million each into the fund through state-owned institutions KazAgro National Management Holdings, Kazakhstan’s agribusiness development initiative, and Export-Import Bank of Hungary, the state lender and insurance provider.

The two governments hope the fund will strengthen bilateral trade and cooperation between Kazakhstan and Hungary.

This agreement comes after a forum hosted by KazAgro last June for private investors interested in investing in the country’s agri sector.