Sunday, August 25, 2019
Russia’s import substitution, planned as the country’s response to Western sanctions, is yet to yield tangible results in the horticultural sector, Fresh Plaza writes citing official data. According to the news outlet, fruit imports in Russia continue to grow steadily, despite the very rapid expansion of orchard area and an...
Russian winemakers have given President Vladimir Putin a list of proposals for bolstering the industry, including import tariffs imposed on foreign wine entering the Russian market, a source close to one of the winemaking companies told Vedomosti. According to the source, the chairman of the Union of Oenologists and Winemakers...
The growing trade war between the United States and China could benefit Russia’s agricultural giant RusAgro, CGTN reports. One of the country’s biggest agriculture companies says they are now targeting China as a key export destination. According to RusAgro’s CEO, Maxim Basov, the company was about to sign its first...
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...
Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, increased its raw milk output to more than 2,000 tons per day for the first time last week, the company said in a press release. This means the dairy giant has doubled its milk output per day...
The Russian Agriculture Ministry has asked several agencies and authorities as well as retailers and industry associations, to submit proposals on changes to be made in Russia’s food security doctrine, Vedomosti reports. The Ministry has already received proposals from the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo and the Agrofood policy center...
Russian project iFarm has raised a $1 million round led by Gagarin Capital in support of their urban farming technologies. The iFarm Project’s fully automated vertical farms and year-round greenhouses enable fresh produce to be grown directly in the city, close to consumers, Tech.eu reported. According to the company, iFarm...
A cargo of Russian wheat is expected to leave the Baltic Sea port of Kaliningrad for Brazil next week, Russia's food safety watchdog told Reuters on Friday. The 25,000 tonnes of Russian wheat is the first such deal since both countries’ governments finalized talks to liberalize bilateral grain and meat trade...
Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has imposed temporary restrictions on the import of pork and pig products from Mongolia due to outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF), known also as Montgomery disease, the agency said in a press release, according to RBC. A document signed by the Deputy Head of the agency,...
U.S. Ambassador to Croatia W. Robert Kohorst said on Wednesday that, to avoid unfavorable scenarios while trying to reach a settlement for the ailing agricultural conglomerate Agrokor, not one group should have more than 10% of voting rights in the company. Kohorst’s statement comes after Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, said...