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Ministry of Agriculture: the agricultural sector can grow by 1%

  • 8 Jul 10:04

Ministry of Agriculture: the agricultural sector can grow by 1% This year, agricultural production may increase by 1% compared to 2019 with a planned value of 1.8%, according to the National Report of the Ministry of Agriculture following the implementation of the state program for agricultural development. Relative to the base year 2017, the industry will grow by 4.8% against the target of 3.8%. Including plant growing, it is expected to add 1.9% to last year, livestock - 1.5%. Under favorable economic and weather conditions, forecast indicators may be higher. According to the forecast of the ministry, the gross harvest of grain and legumes this year will be 121.9 million tons, which is 0.6% more than in 2019. In mid-June,. Read more...

Covid-19 brings turmoil to the Kazakhstan egg industry

  • 7 Jul 09:55

Covid-19 brings turmoil to the Kazakhstan egg industry Egg production in Kazakhstan may fall by up to 30% during the next few months as Covid-19 is driving farms out of operation and pushes others to cull their stock. The entire poultry industry in Kazakhstan is suffering from the high prices on the domestic grain market. The average price of feed grain has recently reached KZT 90,000 ($ 217) per ton, while normally at this time of year grain costs around KZT 60,000 ($ 145) per ton Alexander Pryadko, owner of Alekri poultry farm told to the local news outlet Caravan. Poultry feed price hike The price hike is linked with the coronavirus pandemic. This pushed the government towards instituting a quota as. Read more...

Putin says convinced Russia will get over current crisis with minimal losses

  • 29 Jun 08:58

Putin says convinced Russia will get over current crisis with minimal losses He recalled about current allowances to families with children, allowances to support the economy and pandemic-affected sectors. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he is convinced the country will get over the coronavirus-triggered crisis with minimal losses. "I think Russia will be able to get over everything, to cope with everything and survive. The question is the price of it," he said in an interview with the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin program on theRossiya-1television channel on Sunday when asked whether Russia could have withstood such a crisis should it happen twenty years ago. "Looking back at the 1990s, well, it was a difficult time. In. Read more...

MHP sticks to acquisition plans despite Covid-19 impact

  • 23 Jun 05:40

MHP sticks to acquisition plans despite Covid-19 impact The Covid-19 pandemic will have a negative impact on MHP’s revenue in the second quarter of 2020, but it doesn’t affect its overall export goals and expansion strategy, the company said in a statement on its website. “Although the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic did not have a material impact on the first quarter’s performance, and the MHP’s poultry production facilities have been operating at full capacity since the beginning of April, Covid-19 is expected to have an adverse effect on the MHP’s earnings in the second quarter, mainly because of lower prices on the world market due to lower demand,” MHP said. “With. Read more...

Is Russia manipulating food supplies during pandemic?

  • 27 May 08:17

Is Russia manipulating food supplies during pandemic? Last month, Russia, the world's largest wheat exporter, suspended global grain exports – precisely the type of action the World Health Organization, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the World Trade Organization have warned would endanger global food supply chains. This is bad news for the EU, a major importer of essential foods from Russia - not least because Russia's ban also extends to other essential foods like rye, barley, corn, soybeans, andsunflower oil. To make matters worse, the ban was announced when Russia seemed to have weathered the worst of the pandemic. But given that Russia has, in past weeks, become an epicentre of. Read more...

The influence of COVID-19 on the Russian poultry industry

  • 27 Apr 09:59

The influence of COVID-19 on the Russian poultry industry The poultry industry is facing extreme challenges around the world as a result of the global spread of COVID-19. Even processors in Russia are forced to overcome the hurdles that this pandemic has put throughout the food chain. To enable optimal service towards their customers, Meyn Poultry Processors has done thorough research on the influence of COVID-19 on the Russian poultry industry and the numbers of growth and decrease throughout the entire market during the past years. “We can only stand side by side with our customers if we are prepared for any shifts we foresee in the market. The only way to foresee the future is by learning your history inside. Read more...

Covid-19 may jeopardise Russian poultry export for years

  • 21 Apr 11:55

Covid-19 may jeopardise Russian poultry export for years There is a good chance that Russia’s plan to boost its agricultural export to $ 45 billion by 2024 will fall short, because of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. This concludes the Russian Agricultural Ministry in a warning on the newest industry development strategy. The novel coronavirus epidemic has caused problems in delivering goods to China and hampered trade around the world. The cancellation of business events and competitive bidding procedures could negatively impact the dynamics of the Russian agricultural export growth, the Ministry said. The Russian government plans to significantly expand agricultural export in the coming years. The export value. Read more...

Путин назвал падение спроса самой большой чувствительной проблемой для экономики

  • 14 Apr 14:31

Путин назвал падение спроса самой большой чувствительной проблемой для экономики По данным президента, объем розничной торговли в России в апреле снизился более чем на 35% Фото с сайта rbk.ru Президент России Владимир Путин обеспокоен значительным сокращением спроса и розничных продаж. "Самая чувствительная проблема для компаний - и у нас, и в других странах - это сокращение спроса. Так, объем розничной торговли, розничных продаж в. Read more...

Rospotrebnadzor says 'senseless' to use lemon, honey in fighting COVID-19

  • 14 Apr 11:04

Rospotrebnadzor says 'senseless' to use lemon, honey in fighting COVID-19 Lemon, honey, and garlic strengthen immunity but play no considerable role in preventing coronavirus, Russia's Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being (Rospotrebnadzor) said in a statement. Citruses, honey or garlic reinforce overall immunity and may be useful in fighting a fever. However, they play no significant role in preventing coronavirus, and other respiratory diseases,the statement reads.To protect from coronavirus, it is necessary to follow rules of social distancing, wash hands and disinfect surfaces, the agency said. Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has originated in China's 'wet markets' and. Read more...

Russian Grocers Feel Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown

  • 10 Apr 11:43

Russian Grocers Feel Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown The lockdown imposed over the coronavirus outbreak has caused a significant drop in customer traffic at Russian grocery stores,Vedomostireports citing Sergei Belyakov from the Retail Companies Association (ACORT). According to him, the number of customers at convenience stores fell by 20-30% between March 30 and April 5, compared to the week of March 16-22, when the demand for goods with long shelf lives, hygiene items and toilet paper was sky-high. The situation is similar in hypermarkets, where customer traffic has plummeted by 40-60%. Customers don’t have detailed information about the rules of shopping during the lockdown, they don’t know whether they. Read more...