The Kazakhstan Ministry of Agriculture has moved forward with a new National Program to develop the country’s livestock and meat sectors. The Program provides a roadmap to doubling beef and lamb production within ten years. It acknowledges a need to reform finance and subsidies, land and water resource management, veterinary practices, farmer education and cooperative structures for processing. Several groups including the USDA Agricultural Research Service have agreed to collaborate with Kazakhstan in conducting feasibility studies and other research on rangeland management. International companies have shown interest in investing, as well.