Money goes where businesses primarily want to develop. That is why we are seeing an optimization of expenditure on current activity, with an emphasis on digitalization, and on various economic methods which large companies are finding to be affordable. For now, I will honestly admit, I have not seen a great leap in development or noticed a particular desire among our colleagues when it comes to developing alternative food products — Andrey Zyuzin, General Director, EFKO Innovations.
Agriculture has traditionally been a rather conservative sector. For a long time, agriculture was based around traditional methods. However, it seems to me that a base effect in agriculture has now accumulated to the point that we will see some genuinely new, breakthrough technologies — Dmitry Konyaev, Chairman of the Board of Directors, URALCHEM.
Diversity is, by definition, the key to security and development. If we think about the long term, then traditional agriculture is extremely vulnerable to a whole range of serious challenges. The pandemic is one such example. <...> That’s why if you only have food growing in a field, you are by definition in a more vulnerable situation than if you are growing food in a container and at home. <...> Or at sea, for example — Dmitry Peskov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Digital and Technological Development.