Russia intends to enter the top five pork exporters in the world
Russia sets itself the task of doubling the supply of meat to foreign markets over the horizon of five to seven years, and by 2030 to become one of the top five world pork exporters, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture economy of the Russian Federation Andrey Razin.
"We started talking very seriously about increasing our export potential, about the fact that the volume of our external meat supplies to foreign markets should at least double in the horizon of five to seven years, with increasing pork meat exports," Razin said.
According to him, "this is quite ambitious, but on the other hand, quite tangible goal, since Russia has learned to cope with big challenges. The industry is now showing growth, and at the end of the year the positive dynamics will continue," he added. At the same time, biosecurity is an important issue in achieving this goal: the incidence of African swine fever (ASF) has moved from a seasonal factor to a problem that has to be faced throughout the year.
"Production is gaining volumes and we have serious ambitions to enter foreign markets, but this is possible if we only establish biosecurity at each enterprise in order to minimize the risks we are facing now," Razin emphasized, noting that the problem of epizootic well-being is a guarantor of food security.