Kazakh-Korean sweet potato experiment yields first harvest

Kazakh-Korean sweet potato experiment: Kazakhstan’s  farmers have brought in their first sweet potato harvest in an experiment aimed at testing the country’s potential to help South Korea meet domestic  demand for the root vegetable. South Korea has a population of over 50 million and a land mass of 100 km², compared to Kazakhstan, with a population of 17 million and land mass of over 2.7 million km². Three pilot project were launched at Shymkent in the south, Karaganda in  central Kazakhstan and Stepnogorsk in the north. The yields from the harvest indicate that the sweet potato is more suited to the warmer climate in the south of Kazakhstan. Tengrinews