Comprehensive development of agriculture will help the macro-region achieve self-sustainability and create export opportunities
It is, of course, critically important for us to be ahead of the curve in re-equipping and retrofitting the agribusiness sector, so that we can carry out all field work in the shortest possible time. To achieve this, we need modern agricultural machinery and equipment that enables us to do this as efficiently as possible — Andrei Razin, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
As far as ‘freshness’ is concerned, [short-shelf-life products, – Ed.] We have a big market and a vast field here. We know this for ourselves, and we would like to make our customers a better offer. It is in the ‘fresh’ category that we see huge potential for growth, probably by 70% and possibly more — Yury Egorov, Founder, Samberi.
It seems to me that for very many regions in the Far East, the creation of their own raw material base, the development of small processing... could allow them to provide retail – chain retail and traditional retail – with ‘fresh’ food. Again, when I look at the shelves, there is no problem with long-life products on the shelves — Artem Belov, Director General, National Union of Milk Producers (Soyuzmoloko).
The development of the macro-region in terms of investments in logistics and in trade and logistics centres, it seems to be the most promising. <...> For our industry, China is a key market in terms of exports. While the year before last it was about half of all poultry exports, last year it was less, but nevertheless the export volumes are growing and we have a unique competitive factor. We have direct transitions, and we are no longer dependent on either Kazakhstan or Mongolia — Sergei Lakhtyukhov, General Director, National Union of Poultry Farmers.