Russia and Its Role in Global Food Security
Continuously falling energy prices are inevitably accelerating Russia’s economic diversification. Taking into account the geographical location of the Russian Federation, its enormous land reserves, and diverse range of climate zones appropriate for agriculture and animal husbandry, agribusiness is set to facilitate the explosive growth of the country’s economy. Over the last 20 years, Russia has successfully addressed the import substitution of agricultural products and ensured the food security of the country. However, genetics and selective breeding have essentially been forgotten. Updated support measures for agribusinesses were successfully implemented in a timely manner, which eventually granted the impetus to the development of enterprises and rural regions. The out-migration of people living in rural regions to large cities has been slowed, though we are now reaching a point where the domestic market is saturated with inexpensive, high-quality products. What new consumer support measures should be developed to increase public demand for healthy food?
Sergey Yushin, Head, National Meat Association
Ksenia Bolomatova, Deputy Director General, United Grain Company
Stefan Duerr, General Director, EkoNiva-APK Holding
Conrad Lyford, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University (online)
Sergey Levin, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Sergey Mikhailov, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, Cherkizovo Group
Vadim Moshkovich, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rusagro
Rafael Fuertes Quintanilla, Chairman, Grupo Corporativo Fuertes, S.L.