Development Agriculture

Began in 2006, the national project "Development of agriculture, whose successor was the" State Program for Development Agriculture ", suggested several areas for development, which this year allocated 61 billion rubles. It's concessional lending farms and large agricultural enterprises, development of affordable leasing of agricultural machinery, equipment and pedigree cattle and other measures to support domestic farmers. One of the main methods of protection of Russian agricultural business is customs tariff policy. To free up market space for local meat producers in 2003 were imposed quotas on imports of beef, pork and chicken, and each year they are revised downward. Thus, in February, the government set quotas on meat imports in 2009: for beef – 450 thousand tons of pork – 531.9 thousand tons of poultry meat – 952 thousand tons. First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov, who most recently supervised agriculture, believes that government support measures have already begun to produce real results.

Agriculture has gained a very high growth rate – 8.10% per year. And if the trend continues, by 2012 Russia production meat will come to those standards, which are provided in the doctrine of food security. Meat investment most interested in reducing dependence on imports were meat-processing plants. Unpredictable jumps exchange rates, changes in customs duties and restrictions due to avian and swine influenza – all this greatly complicates the work on imported raw materials. Therefore, domestic meat processors went on the road invest in developing their own farms. According to Mr. Alder, the first deputy head of the Moscow Department Prodresource, the strategy of large Moscow is now a food technologist: redeemed controlling stake in distressed business district, it infused sound investment and begins intensive production.