On August 22, 2017 the delegation from the U.S. Embassy headed by Asia Program Coordinator of Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture Mrs. Carmen Byce visited S.Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University (hereinafter - KazATU). The delegation included Anne Jeliazkov, representative of Bureau for Culture and Education of U.S. Department of State; Adolat Nadjimova, representative of Public Affairs Office of U.S. Embassy in Astana; Zhamal Zharmagambetova, Agriculture Specialist of U.S. Embassy in Astana; Aidana Kenesbayeva, Education Specialist of U.S. Embassy in Astana; Elina Akhtiyarova, IVLP Coordinator of U.S. Embassy in Astana and translator Olga Kochneva.
The meeting took place with Vice-rector for scientific and innovative activities I.Tokbekenov. Director of ICandMEDC S.Meiramova, Director of Scientific Research Institute of Biotechnology M.Kuibagarov, Head of Extension office S.Aitkhozhin, Dean of Agronomy Faculty G.Stybaev, Dean of Economics Faculty A. smailova, Vice Dean of Agronomy Faculty O.Khurmetbek, Senior Lecturer of Economics Faculty B.Ainakanova participated at the meeting from the part of KATU.
The purpose of the visit is to conduct negotiations and discuss prospects for the development of cooperation.
In his welcoming speech, Vice-rector for scientific and innovative activities I.Tokbekenov acquainted the guests with the activities of KATU, as well as the work carried out in partnership with the University of California, Davis and such universities of the United States as Arkansas and Missouri.
In turn, Carmen Byce thanked for the warm welcome, having emphasized that this meeting will serve as a new vector of long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation. Mrs. Carmen Byce offered an initiative to develop educational youth programs in the field of agriculture, including livestock and crop production.
Further all participants of a meeting took an active part in productive discussion. Lecturers of KATU shared their experience during the internship in the USA.
On the part of KATU, proposals have been made to implement pilot projects in the area of implementing youth training programs and joint Extension training programs for subjects of the agro-industrial complex.
At the end of the meeting, Parties reached an agreement on expanding mutually beneficial cooperation.