Thursday, October 17, 2019
Russia wants to take advantage of the UAE’s highly receptive and rapidly growing market for food products, Emirati and Russian trade officials have said, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM). Over the past few years, Russia has made several steps towards enhancing its business presence in the UAE in...
The production of frozen potatoes in Russia between 2014 and 2018 increased from 4.7 thousand tons to 42.4 thousand tons, RBC wrote recently citing an analysis by BusinesStat. Analysts noted that up until 2018, frozen potatoes intended for fast food chains in the country were mostly imported. According to this study,...
Russian state scientists are alarmed by the mass death of bee colonies in the country, with uncontrolled pesticide use believed to be the cause, RIA Novosti reports. "The problem is that we do not produce our own pesticides," Yelena Saltykova of the Russian state Institute of Biochemisty and Genetics told...
The German holding company of Russian milk producer Ekoniva Group, Ekosem-Agrar AG, has increased its sales revenues by 62% to $170.8 million in the first six months of 2019, the company said, according to Agroinvestor. This compares to $105 million in the first half of 2018. Milk output also increased...
An organization of grain exporters similar to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) could help the stability of the grain market, coordinate grain prices, and solve the problem of world hunger, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Aleksey Gordeyev has said, according to Agroinvestor. The idea was raised during Gordeyev’s meeting...
Russian food products have a broad assortment and quality which guarantee they are ready for being exported to the European market, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev said during the ANUGA-2019 food and drinks fair in Germany’s Cologne, according to TASS. "From the point of view of assortment, our products are fully in...
Chinese agriculture giant Cofco International had walked away from a deal to buy a stake in Russia’s sprawling Novorossiysk grain export terminal, the hub’s operator said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. Cofco walked away from its bid to buy a 25% stake in the KSK grain terminal, owner Deloports told the news...
Russia is keeping its 2019 grain and wheat crop forecasts unchanged, Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev said on Wednesday, according to Reuters.  The country expects to harvest 118 million tons of grain and 78 million tons of wheat in 2019, Patrushev told a government meeting. Export prices for Russian wheat rose last...
Fresh fruit and vegetable exporters from Turkey are aiming at the spot of Russia’s top supplier once again as relations between the two countries normalize, Time Turk reports. Representatives of the country’s fresh fruit and vegetable sector attended the WorldFood Moscow 2019 fair organized last week. A total of 33 Turkish...
The world's wheat fields are at risk of enduring "severe, prolonged, and near-simultaneous droughts" by the end of the century — raising serious concerns about future food insecurity and political instability, says a new study published in the journal Science Advances. This means the proportion of global wheat production areas...