The Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev held a series of assessment talks with Russian regions oncurrent export performance, and also outlined the goals for 2020 and subsequent years.
He highlighted that the last year’s agricultural exports amounted to $25.5 billion againstthe planned $24 billion. 50 federal entities fulfilled and exceeded the preestablished targets. The leaders are Rostov Region, Krasnodar and Primorsky Territories, whilst Moscow, Sakhalin and Belgorod regions appeared to be the best in terms of volume growth. The export structure has also changed with increasing of the high value-added products share. This year, Russia is supposed to earn $25 billion at foreign agricultural and food markets with the reference point of $45 billion for 2024. The ways of achieving further export gains, detection of growth points, eliminating the trade barriers to enable the national agriexport potential, as well as diversified governmental farmhand support were also in point.
Dmitry Patrushev emphasized that the procedures ensuring successful advance for planned indicators are currently fixed, in particular, transportation of agricultural goods and certification backing, as well as land reclamation. Along with these, it is necessary to promote competitiveness. “This should facilitate meeting the targets enabling the soft loans for urgent and investment purposes, resulting in ramped up production, prompt industrial remodelling and implementation of brand new projects,” the Minister believes.
Dmitry Patrushev declares that the Ministry is always eager to follow the give’n’take mode dealing with the regions and is ready to and render all support conceivable.