Wednesday, 17.10.2018
The ongoing political tensions and sanctions that burden relations between Russia and Europe have created opportunities for African companies to enter the Russian market and fill the gap, Modern Diplomacy writes. Rex Bowden, Managing Director at Zambia-based Catalyze – International Events, said in an interview after the 27th World Food...
Legal and illegal logging by Chinese companies in Russia’s Siberia is destroying the vast region’s forests, RFE/RL writes in a recent article. According to the report, a “war” is going on between locals trying to protect the Siberian snow forest, the taiga, and illegal loggers who are selling trees in...
Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the sale of up to 1.5 million tons of grain from the state intervention fund in both the domestic and foreign markets, an order published on the government’s website on Monday said, according to UkrAgroConsult. "The signed resolution approves the decision to sell...
Russia has reduced imports of meat, condensed cream and milk but significantly increased import of cheese and cottage cheese in the first eight months of this year, Dairy News reports. According to the Federal Customs Service, the import of meat (excluding poultry) decreased by 37.9% compared to the same time...
One of the world's largest cocoa producers and grinders, Switzerland’s Barry Callebaut, has said that Russia’s fast-growing appetite for chocolate is helping to boost global cocoa demand, RIA news agency reported. The Zurich-based processor said chocolate consumption in the world’s second-biggest market for the confectionery expanded by almost four times...
Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) bought 180,000 tonnes of Ukrainian and Russian wheat for shipment Nov. 1-10 and a further 295,000 tonnes of Russian wheat for shipment Nov. 11-20, MANA news agency reported. The authority set a tender on Wednesday to buy an unspecified amount of wheat...
Russia's agricultural watchdog said on Wednesday it had filed a lawsuit against meat firm Cherkizovo, one of the country’s top producers of poultry and pork, over safety violations, Prime news agency reported. Rosselkhoznadzor, the country’s food safety regulator, said it had asked the court to halt sales of products...
Farmers around Europe, but especially in France, will be the hardest hit if Russia succeeds in breaking into the fourth-biggest wheat importing market, UkrAgroKonsult reports. France is currently the top supplier of wheat to Algeria, which buys huge amounts of grain to feed its population. But there’s growing speculation this...
The total amount allocated to support the agro-industrial complex of the Russian Federation in 2019 may amount to 302 billion rubles ($4.57 billion), the country’s deputy minister of Agriculture Elena Fastova told reporters, according to TASS. To implement the measures of the State program for the development of agriculture...
Norebo Holding, one of Russia’s biggest fishing companies, is modernizing the way fish is transported from the Far East by investing $45 million in a shipping terminal in Kamchatka, Undercurrent News reported. According to Sergey Sennikov, the chief sustainability officer of Russia's largest fishing company, it is establishing a “state-of-the-art”...