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Ombaev Abdirakhman was born on January 1, 1949 in the village of Kara Konyr (now named after Shamshi Kaldayakov), Otrar district of South Kazakhstan region. Ombaev Abdirakhman - Dr. of Agricultural Sciences (1991), Prof. (1994), Honorary citizen of Suzak (1997) and Otyrar (2007) districts, Laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of science, technology and education (2005), Foreign member (academician) of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2007), Chevalier of the Order "Kurmet" (2008). The International Bibliographic Centre (Cambridge, UK) included his name in the list of outstanding scientists of the world in 2008, he was awarded with the Gold Medal of Distinction. He is Honorary member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan ( 2009).
He graduated from Almaty Veterinary Institute (1971), faculty of livestock. Professional experience: Senior Assistant (1971-1972); Junior research fellow of the Kazakh Research Institute of Karakul Breeding (1972-1973, 1976-1978); postgraduate at the Scientific Research Institute of Livestock (1973-1976); Senior Research Fellow (1978- 1980); Head of Laboratory and Department (1980-1988); Deputy Director of the Kazakh Research Institute of Karakul Breeding (1988-1992); Akim (mayor) of Suzak district of South Kazakhstan region (1992-1994); Director of the Kazakh Research Institute of Karakul Breeding ( 1994-2002); Director of the Southwestern Research and Production Center of Agriculture (2002-2007); Director General of the Southwest Research Institute of Livestock and Fodder Production (2007-2011); Director General of the Kazakh Scientific - Research Institute of Livestock and Fodder Production (since January 2012).
He is author of the method of white karakulcha breeding (1988), Otrar intrabreed type of white karakul sheep (2007); the author of the Ordabasin sheep with high tail fat – meat - fat productivity (2013); he contributed to the development and dissemination of new Atyrau breed with high fur - meat - fat productivity including the Hodzhatugaysk breed type of black karakul sheep with natural multiple prolificacy and Temir and Syrdarya breed types of gray and blue color sheep.
He mastered the karakul sheep breeds and other breed stains, their stages of furring, methods of karakulcha producing, the best time of karakulcha and karakul producing depending on the fur- type of parents, the nature of inheritance of fur colors in different variants of the selection of sheep; and other subjects.
9 PhD students and 28 Doctoral fellows defended their thesis under his leadership. He published over 407 scientific papers, 2 monographs, 12 books, and received 32 certificates and patents. He published his articles in Syria, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Israel, France, China, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Georgia.
He honorably represents the agricultural science at the international level. He participated in the International Royal Exhibition of Livestock (England, 1990); the International Conferences on Problems of Desert Livestock and Forage Production (Tashkent, 1995, 1996, Syria, Aleppo, 1997) and on Combating Desertification (Almaty, 1996); International Seminars on the Development of Farms (Jordan, Syria, Turkey, 2000, Uzbekistan, 2006, Turkmenistan, 2009, Georgia, 2009, Tajikistan, 2011), the Round Table on Food Security (Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2009), the International Seminar on the Development of Projects for the Development of Livestock and Fodder Production (Nairobi, 2011).
From 1995 to 2001, he participated in ICARDA project development on Integration of livestock and forage production in Central Asia and the Caucasus. From 2005 to 2010 - National Coordinator for Livestock of Kazakhstan, International project on "Community Action in the field of integrated and market-oriented livestock and forage production in the Central and South Asia region".