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Export of agricultural products from Russia grew by 20%

Ткачев Александр


According to the results of the year, the export of agricultural products and provisions could reach $ 20 billion against $ 17 billion in 2016, to date, shipments abroad rose by 20% to $ 11.5 billion, Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said during the Agribusiness Forum «Leadership of the Russian Agroindustrial Complex: how to ensure quality growth «, which was held within the framework of the exhibition» Golden Autumn «.

The implementation of the priority project for the development of agro-export will significantly increase the supply of domestic products to foreign markets, at the same time it is necessary to stake not only on raw materials but also processed products. Despite the fact that due to the record indicators on the harvest, the export potential of the agricultural sector has increased, domestic points of growth continue to dominate in domestic agriculture.

Among the tasks for the near future, the Minister noted an increase in the yield capacity and productivity of livestock and poultry, the introduction of new technologies, the modernization of the agro-industrial complex, and the increase in labor productivity. He also drew attention to the need to reduce dependence on foreign means of production, in particular, seeds and genetic material. «We are 50% dependent on import seeds, if from abroad, for some reason, we do not supply a broiler hatching egg — we will lose the industry,» Tkachev stressed. — We do not have enough seeds of vegetables, potatoes, sugar beets; our dependence on foreign seeds reaches 90%. We have to make a breakthrough in this direction; this is a niche in which you can earn. »

If the supply of the market at the expense of domestic production has already reached the required threshold of the Food Security Doctrine or is close to it, for a number of food products, in the segments like milk, vegetables and fruits, another five to seven years of work are needed, the head of the agrarian department estimated. And in order to successfully pass this path, it is necessary to maintain state support. «Without state support, projects in dairy farming pay for 15 years, and almost all this time they are unprofitable or work at zero, and with subsidies they pay off in seven to eight years, which receive a profitability of 10%,» said Tkachev.

Source: Agroinvestor

Russia has increased poultry production by 7.4%


According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, from  January to August of this year, the production of poultry for slaughter in live weight in enterprises was 4.01 million tons, which is 7.4% more than a year earlier (2016 — 3.7 million tons).

Ministry specified that the growth of poultry production, was provided by Tambov, Belgorod, Tula, Kursk, and Volgograd regions, the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Stavropol Territory.

The production of eggs for the reported period amounted to 23.4 billion pieces, which is 4.4% more than a year earlier (2016 — 22.4 billion pieces). The maximum growth in egg production was recorded in the St.Petesburg, Tyumen, Yaroslavl, Tula, Omsk, and Rostov regions and the Krasnodar Territory.

The program of import substitution implemented in Russia made it possible to increase agricultural production by 11% over three years. The most significant results have been achieved in the meat industry.

From January to July of 2017, poultry production increased by 6.8%.


Russia and China are negotiating about the supply of the Russian meat to China markets


According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Russia and China are negotiating the supply of Russian meat, including poultry and pork. At the same time, the start to supplies can be given before the end of this year.

«The decision to open the Chinese meat market is a landmark,» told “Russian Newspaper” Dmitry Gordeyev, representative of the National Union of meat processors. «It will allow maintaining the achieved growth rates and expanding guaranteed sales markets in conditions of saturation of domestic demand and declining purchasing activity for some types of products.» In his opinion, Russian manufacturers have more than a real chance to increase their share in such a huge market.

Container transportation of food from Russia to China will receive subsidies. The decision about them was taken by the government. A special program provides for compensation of up to 50 % of actual transportation costs

Source: Russian newspaper

Russia began exporting poultry products from the St-Petersburg region to Europe


According to regional government press service, the total volume of delivery of dry egg products by the end of 2017th will be more than 400 tons.

Alexander Drozdenko, Governor of the region, said that «the region is the leader in Russia in the production of poultry products.» It was discussed in the framework of the launch after the reconstruction of the area for the deep processing of eggs at the poultry farm «Roskar».

«We will apply to the federal center with a proposal to limit the tariffs growth for the transportation of grain, which goes to the production of feed. The growth of tariffs may affect the profitability of livestock and, in particular, the poultry farming”, stressed Mr. Drozdenko.

Last year, the poultry farm passed the certification for organizing the supply of egg products to the EU countries, this year was made the first test delivery.

According to the press service, the region ranks first in Russia for eggs production. Regional manufacturers produce about 3 billion eggs/ year, which is 6.2 times higher than domestic consumption.

As reported by «Ъ -SPb», a new enterprise JSC «Poultry Farm Roskar » costs about 1 billion rubles. With the construction of a new plant, the factory will be able to increase its capacity in this direction to 1 billion eggs per year, while the company plans to double its own egg production by 2020 to 2 billion eggs.

Source: Kommersant

A strategy to combat antibiotic resistance was sent to the government


Antibiotic in Russia


The project that will run until 2030 was made by the Ministry of the health of Russia. The strategy defines state policy on preventing and limiting the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

In the development of the strategy participated the following ministries: The Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Industry, Russian Agency for Health and Consumer Rights, the FSVPS, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economic Development, FASO and RAS. The strategy provides for strengthening control over the prescription of antibiotics in pharmacies, raising patient’s awareness.

One of the important directions of the strategy implementation is the reduction of the maximum permissible levels of antibiotics in products. Used to stimulate growth and prevent diseases, antibiotics in agriculture can promote cross-resistance to antibiotics in humans. Previously, representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture reported that various options are being considered to solve the problem, in particular, the rejection of antibiotics in agriculture.

As is expected the implementation of the strategy will increase the detection of drug-resistant infections among humans and animals, which will make it possible to reduce mortality from antimicrobial-resistant infections.


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