Friday, 14.12.2018
A 30-year-old former computer programmer became Russia's most celebrated cheesemaker after he appeared at a nationally televised event last month, where he praised President Vladimir Putin’s ban on European and U.S. agricultural products, NPR reports. Russia banned European food imports in retaliation for Western sanctions that followed the Kremlin's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's...
The EkoNiva holding company, Russia’s largest milk producer, is preparing to enter the market of finished dairy products, Top Agrar reports. The holding is the largest milk producer in the Russian Federation, in the first nine months of this year produced more than 350 thousand tons of milk, which is more than...
Iraq said late on Monday it wanted to allow wheat imports from Russia in its state buying tenders, Agriculture.com reports. Trade Minister Mohammed Hashim Al-Aani said he would send representatives to Russia to study its wheat quality and its suitability for use in Iraq’s massive food rationing program. “The ministry will send...
Russia’s fat-and-oil industry may boost product exports by $5.5 billion against 2017, to $8.6 billion, the country’s Agriculture Ministry said following a meeting with industry representatives, UkrAgroConsult reported. The meeting was attended by representatives of the companies Sodruzhestvo, Yug Rusi, Blago, Rusagro, Aston, Cargill, Efko, Bunge, Oryolmaslo, as well as the...
Russia's largest meat processor, Cherkizovo, is seeking to acquire a majority stake in local producer Samson Food Products, Global Meat News reports. Moscow- and London-listed Cherkizovo is aiming to buy a 75% holding in Samson Food Products, a group of companies based in St Petersburg and offering meat products under...
Fertilizer might not seem an obvious source of geopolitical tension, but with Moscow working openly and covertly to widen its sphere of power, the prospect of a politically connected Russian firm cornering a key part of the European agricultural market has raised sharp concerns, the New York Times reports....
The 1,000-ton shipment of soybeans grown by China's Dongjin Group in Russia's Far Eastern region was offloaded in Fuyuan, in the Heilongjiang Province on Thursday, the Global Times reports. The Chinese project marks the first time of non-genetically modified soybeans grown by a Chinese company in Russia and shipped to...
Fruits, coconuts, cocoa, nuts, vegetables and fish from the Philippines have a big export potential in Russia, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Moscow (PTIC-Moscow) said, according to Business Mirror. The team said some Russian importers, buyers and distributors showed interest in many locally produced goods during the World...
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...
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...