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Support for volunteer projects

On the eve of the upcoming new year holidays, the Union of volunteer organizations and movements collects charity food packages for the elderly. The kits will be given to older people who are in a difficult situation due to COVID-19. Team of the Union on a regular basis support 150 such people in Moscow. The kits will be delivered by the Union’s volunteers during December of this year.

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All-Russian student rescue corps

OVA provided humanitarian food support in the form of canned meat for VKS volunteers (all-Russian student rescue corps). Students-rescuers of VKS participate in emergency response, often work “in the fields” or on exercises in difficult conditions, where camping rations are needed.

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The all-Russian student rescue corps is one of the largest student volunteer organizations in the Russian Federation. It was formed in 2001. The VCS consists of more than 8,000 volunteers from 67 regions of the Russian Federation. All rescue students receive special training to provide qualified assistance to special services in emergency situations, as well as for regular information and preventive work with the population in the field of safety culture. Classes are held on the basis of the all-Russian center for coordination, training and retraining of student voluntary rescue units of RTU MIREA, as well as on the basis of regional branches of the VKS.

The corps participates in the unified state policy in the field of prevention and elimination of emergencies caused by accidents, catastrophes, natural disasters and other disasters; provides civil and Patriotic education of Russian youth; assists the government in solving the main tasks of the state youth policy.

Over the years, difficult daily work of all-Russian student rescue corps received recognition in many departments of EMERCOM of Russia, has established itself as a demand-driven structure.

Today VKS is an all-Russian rescue team that conducts rescue operations, takes part in the elimination of major Federal emergencies, projects of the Ministry of emergency situations, youth forums and competitions. We also provide security at events of various levels and train people how to act correctly in case of emergencies.

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The President of Russia was presented with agro-industrial projects of the Kaliningrad region.

Among such projects related to the use of innovative technologies, Boris Listov named the selection and genetic center “Intergen Rus”-the first such private organization in Russia for obtaining breeding genetic seed material for dairy farming. Intergen Rus is part of the Zalesye group of companies.

 

 

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On Tuesday, October 20, Vladimir Putin met with the Chairman of the Board of the Russian agricultural Bank Boris Listov. The credit organization is a leader in financing the agro-industrial complex. The Bank’s activities are primarily related to the implementation of state tasks for the development of the agro-industrial complex and rural areas. Boris Listov informed the head of state about the Bank’s current activities and told about ongoing projects in the agro-industrial sector. Among such projects related to the use of innovative technologies, Boris Listov named the selection and genetic center “Intergen Rus”-the first such private organization in Russia for obtaining breeding genetic seed material for dairy farming. Intergen Rus is part of the Zalesye group of companies. It is one of the leaders in the dairy industry of the Kaliningrad region, a vertically integrated company that performs a full cycle of dairy products production. “Thus, with the help of the Bank, a full cycle of agricultural production was formed, not just from the field to the counter, but from genetics to the counter,” said Boris Listov. Together with German partners, a modern breeding and genetic center was created. We visited it, saw it, and it’s very interesting.” Another company in the agro industrial sector, which was discussed at the Meeting of the President of the Russian Federation and the Chairman of the Bank’s management Board, is Sodruzhestvo. “I wanted to tell you about Kaliningrad. This is the Sodruzhestvo group of companies, Kaliningrad region, the largest holding in Europe for processing oilseeds, in this case soy, 2.8 million tons,” said Boris Listov. For reference: the agro-industrial complex is a strategically important sector of the Kaliningrad region’s economy. In 2020, the agro-industrial complex of the region demonstrates systematic and progressive development of all sectors. The indicator for the production of agricultural products in the current year in value terms is projected at the level of 42.5 billion rubles. In the first half of the year, the index of agricultural production increased by 15% compared to the previous year. In order to create a modern system of breeding production in the region, a project was implemented to build a breeding and genetic center, a partner of the international Union of MASTERRIND and RBB companies. Intergen Rus specializes in improving the quality characteristics of the genetic material of cattle for dairy farming. At present, 12 Holstein bulls are kept here, and in 2020 it is planned to expand the number of bulls by another 30. This year, Intergen Rus LLC delivered genetic material for the production of up to 5,000 head of cattle in the Kaliningrad region and up to 2,000 heads outside the region, and it is planned to send material for the production of up to 5,000 more heads in various regions of the country. The Zalesye agricultural holding includes about 20 companies engaged in the production of feed, raising young cattle, several livestock complexes, and milk processing. The group’s production capacity is about 130 tons of milk per day. At the moment, the company produces 130 types of products, which are delivered not only in the Kaliningrad region, but also since 2014 to Moscow and the Moscow region, St. Petersburg. The Sodruzhestvo group of companies is the largest Russian exporter of agricultural products with a powerful port, logistics, and production infrastructure for storage, processing, transshipment, and trade of agricultural goods. The company’s export products are based on soybean and rapeseed oils, as well as rapeseed meal. The production complex of Sodruzhestvo group in the Svetlovsky district is the largest enterprise in Europe for deep processing of oilseeds. Up to 8,5 thousand tons of soybeans, rapeseed or ginger can be processed here every day. In addition, Sodruzhestvo is one of the largest exporters of Russian grain. Every year, the holding supplies more than one million tons of wheat, barley, corn and other agricultural products to the countries of Asia, Central America and Africa. In 2019, products worth over 1.1 billion US dollars were exported. The geography of deliveries covered more than 70 countries. Since 2019, the company has started a large scale investment project-the construction of a plant for the production of protein concentrates (SPC). It is a product with a wide range of applications in the food industry, in the processes of feeding and rearing animals, poultry and fish. The capacity of the plant, which is being built in the Svetlovsky district, will be 500 tons per day (125 thousand tons per year). This enterprise will become one of the largest in the world, 90% of its products are planned to be delivered abroad, which will increase the volume of annual exports of the agro-industrial complex by 120 million US dollars. For the Kaliningrad region, Sodruzhestvo group is one of the largest investors in the Special economic zone, one of the largest employers and a city forming enterprise in the Svetlovsky district. The holding provides jobs for more than 2 thousand people.

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A project on variety testing of agricultural crops is being launched in the region

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A project on variety testing of agricultural crops is being launched in the region
The corresponding agreement was signed on Tuesday, September 15, by the Ministry of agriculture of the Kaliningrad region, the Zalesye group of companies and the German seed Alliance.
The event was attended by Natalia Shevtsova, Minister of agriculture of the region, Andrey Romanov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zalesye group of companies, and Gennady Eremin, General Director of the German seed Alliance.
The German Seed Alliance is an Alliance of large German seed breeding companies that deals with the selection of agricultural crops, mainly grain. So, at the breeding station in the Lipetsk region, they bred a variety of winter wheat “Lipetsk star”.
In the Kaliningrad region, the agreement provides for the creation of a demonstration site on the basis of the Zalesye group of companies, where varieties of agricultural plants, including winter and spring crops and soybeans, will be tested. Specialists will monitor how different varieties of crops will manifest themselves under the same conditions and in compliance with the same cultivation technology.
“This activity will allow us to assess how certain varieties will behave in our production and weather and climate conditions. Selection, seed production – an actual direction of crop production in the light of export development in the agro-industrial complex. We pay close attention to this work,” Natalia Shevtsova said.

For reference:
The agro-industrial sector is one of the priority, dynamically developing areas of the Kaliningrad region’s economy. According to the results of 2019, the region increased the volume of agricultural production by almost 20% in value terms (41.1 billion rubles).
According to a number of industry indicators, the region is the leading one in Russia. In particular, the region is consistently among the leaders among Russian regions in the yield of rapeseed and grain crops – thanks to the introduction of advanced technologies and the use of the latest breeding achievements.
During the visit to the region of the Minister of agriculture of Russia Dmitry Patrushev on July 16-17, 2020, it was announced that according to the results of the harvesting campaign-2019, the region took the fourth place in the country in terms of grain and leguminous crops with a result exceeding 50 C/ha, and the first place in terms of rapeseed yield.
It should be noted that 2019 was a record year for Kaliningrad crop production, when the maximum yield of grain and rapeseed in the history of the region was obtained – 680 thousand tons and 118.7 thousand tons, respectively. The region’s demand for grain is fully met.
According to forecasts, in 2020, the gross grain harvest will be about 700 thousand tons of rapeseed – 147 thousand tons. Such indicators were planned to be achieved only by 2025.
In 2019, food exports from the region totaled us $ 1.26 billion. At the same time, the region accounts for a third of the total volume of exports of agricultural products of the North-Western Federal district and 5% of exports of all agricultural products in Russia. The main exports from the Kaliningrad region are products of the fat and oil industry, cereals, fish and seafood.
In the first half of 2020, exports of Kaliningrad agricultural products increased by 8% and amounted to 667.20 million us dollars.

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The Ministry of agriculture of Russia has summed up the results of six years of bradenburg

The Ministry of agriculture of Russia summed up the six-year results of the food embargo imposed by presidential decree No. 560 of August 6, 2014 “on the application of certain special economic measures to ensure the security of the Russian Federation”.
During this time, the Russian agro-industrial sector has demonstrated significant dynamics of development – today Russia fully provides itself with basic food products and is actively increasing the export potential of the industry.
According to agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev, the most important result of recent years is the creation of tens of thousands of jobs in the agricultural sector.
“The opening and intensive development of agricultural enterprises throughout the country has significantly improved the employment situation in rural areas. Moreover, today, when Russia, as well as the whole world, is facing various consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, the agro – industrial complex is a donor of jobs for other sectors of the economy and is ready to accept specialists from various fields, including high-tech ones,” the head of the Ministry of agriculture said.
Over the past six years, Russia has reduced food imports by a third – from $ 43.3 billion in 2013 to $ 30 billion in 2019. So, for pork, it has decreased by almost ten times – if in 2013 the country imported this meat for 2.6 billion dollars, then in 2019 it is already only 270 million dollars. For cattle meat, imports decreased by 2.5 times, from $ 3.2 billion to $ 1.3 billion, poultry – almost twice, from $ 911 million to $ 410 million, vegetables and dairy products – by a third. Imports of tomatoes decreased by 42.1% from 1.1 billion to 639 million dollars, apples and pears – by 50.8% from 1.2 billion to 586 million dollars.
Confident development of the agro-industrial complex and self-sufficiency in many indicators allowed us to change the development paradigm from an import-substituting model to an export-oriented one. Russian agricultural exports increased one and a half times and amounted to 25.6 billion dollars at the end of 2019 against 16.8 billion dollars in 2013. In particular, there was a significant increase in deliveries of meat and fat-and-oil products, food and processing industry products abroad. Russia is among the leaders in the supply of wheat, vegetable oil, fish, sugar and a number of other categories.
Over the past six years, the volume of state support for agriculture has increased significantly. In 2013, 197.9 billion rubles were allocated for the activities of the State program for the development of agriculture.in 2019, the amount of funding amounted to 311.5 billion rubles.
Among other things, thanks to these measures, Russia has seen a significant increase in production of the main types of crop production — cereals (from 92.4 million tons in 2013 to 121.2 million tons in 2019), sugar beets (from 39.3 million tons to 54.4 million tons), soybeans (from 1.5 million tons to 4.4 million tons), vegetables in winter greenhouses (from 538 thousand tons to 1.14 million tons), fruits and berries in agricultural organizations, peasant (farmer) farms and individual entrepreneurs (from 678 thousand tons to 1.18 million tons) and other cultures.
Significant progress has also been made in the field of animal husbandry. For example, production of pigs for slaughter in live weight in farms of all categories increased from 3.6 million tons in 2013 to 5.03 million tons in 2019, poultry production – from 5.2 million tons to 6.7 million tons.
“Thanks to the work of our farmers and effective state policy over the past six years, the volume of agricultural production has increased by 22.4%, and the industry as a whole has become one of the drivers of the Russian economy. Together, we have managed to change the perception of agriculture as an unprofitable and risky industry in many ways, and to create an understanding in the business environment that it is a modern, high-tech and profitable business. At the end of last year, the profitability of agricultural organizations reached 13.3%, which is almost twice higher than in 2013. Today, we note a stable inflow of Russian and foreign capital, even from investors who previously had nothing to do with the agro-industrial complex. The industry has become one of the largest consumers of new technologies and advanced scientific developments. More and more people see opportunities and prospects in agriculture both for themselves and for their business,” Dmitry Patrushev said.
In 2014-2019, the actual growth in agricultural production was 119%, food – 131%, and beverages-105%. According to the results of this year, the expected growth in agricultural production over seven years may be 120.2%, food products-135.3%, beverages-108.1%, and in General for the agro – industrial complex-125.1%.
In General, the effect of restrictive measures gave an impetus to the development of the Russian agro-industrial complex, contributed to the inflow of investment, and created additional jobs in agriculture and related industries.
“In the Kaliningrad region, the introduction of the Russian food embargo has helped to strengthen the position of economic entities and increase the level of self-sufficiency, and has given an incentive to the development of the regional agro-food complex. In the region, new agricultural enterprises are being put into operation and start working, farms are being created, acreage is expanding, agricultural production is increasing, and its range is expanding,” said Natalia Shevtsova, the Minister of agriculture of the region.
According to the Ministry, the region’s population is now fully self – sufficient in potatoes, 87% in eggs, 75% in meat and meat products, and 61% in vegetables. The population’s demand for whole milk is 100% met, and the supply of deep-processed dairy products (cheeses, condensed milk, curd products) is 78 %.
During the period 2013-2020, investment projects in livestock and crop production are being actively implemented, which have contributed to an increase in production. The cost of gross output has been doubled: from 20 billion rubles (2013 level) to 41.1 billion rubles (2019 level).
In 2020, the total acreage in farms of all categories in comparison with 2013 increased by more than 100 thousand hectares and amounted to 286.5 thousand hectares.
From 2013 to 20219, the gross harvest of cereals and legumes increased from 332 to 680 thousand tons, oilseeds – from 76 thousand to 122 thousand tons, vegetables – from 64 thousand tons. up to 76 thousand tons, potatoes – from 127 thousand. up to 137 thousand tons.
“The active introduction of intensive and innovative technologies in agriculture has allowed to increase the yield of agricultural crops, the main indicator of technological efficiency in crop production, and bring the region to the key positions in the rating among other subjects of the Russian Federation for cereals and rapeseed,” Natalia Shevtsova said. – For farmers in the region, 2019 has become historically significant, when a record harvest of grain and rapeseed was obtained. Taking into account the expert assessment, it is planned to get the harvest at the level of last year in 2020.”
A significant increase in production occurred in the production of vegetable products. The area of closed ground has increased by more than 2.5 times, while the area of greenhouse complexes for year-round use has increased by more than 5 times (from 1.63 ha to 8.75 ha).
With the increase in vegetable production in the region’s farms by more than 2 times (from 15.7 thousand tons to 34.9 thousand tons in 2013 and 2020, respectively), there was a significant expansion of the product range.
Industrial gardening has been actively developing in the region since 2013. The area of perennial plantings, including the laying of the spring of this year, is 1,243 hectares. In this direction, projects have been implemented to create a nursery of fruit and berry crops on an area of 70 hectares, which will produce 1 million seedlings per year when reaching its design capacity, two agricultural consumer cooperatives have been created, and modern fruit storage facilities with a controlled gas environment are planned for construction.
Significant development in the past six years has taken place in the livestock industry. Thus, the production of pigs for slaughter in live weight in farms of all categories increased from 32.1 thousand tons in 2013 to 42.1 thousand tons in 2019 (by 31 %), poultry production – from 21.1 thousand tons to 37.9 thousand tons (by 79%). Milk production increased from 149.6 thousand tons to 184.9 thousand tons (by 24 %), and egg production from 195.5 million units to 252.8 million units (by 29%).
Currently, a modern system of production of domestic breeding products is being formed in the region. The Zalesye group of companies is implementing an international project of a highly specialized breeding and genetic center for dairy cattle (with a specialization in the Holstein breed), which is a partner of the enterprises of the international Union of breeding companies MASTERRIND and RBB (MASTERRIND and RBB).
The implementation of the project makes it possible not only to provide the breeding stock with breeding material (seed) of world genetics, but also to implement a unique program for securing bulls. Within the framework of this project, 12 heads of Holstein bulls were imported in 2019-2020 to complete the herd of the limited liability company “Intergen Rus”. By the end of 2020, it is planned to complete the enterprise with thirty more heads of bulls-producers. The company was granted the status of “organization for artificial insemination of farm animals”. Due to the presence of this enterprise in the region, it is planned to reduce the share of imported seed in the Kaliningrad region by 40 %. In the long term, this project will create a domestic Fund for genetic resources of dairy cattle.

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A new dairy complex has been opened in the Kaliningrad region

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The ceremony on Thursday, July 16, was attended by the Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev and Governor Anton Alikhanov.

The head of the Federal Ministry of agriculture paid a working visit to the Kaliningrad region, where he got acquainted with the production facilities of the Intergen Rus breeding and genetic center and took part in the opening ceremony of the Kashtanovka large dairy complex.

At the breeding and genetic center, the Minister together with the Governor assessed the equipment of a modern laboratory and the number of breeding bulls. Intergen Rus specializes in improving the quality characteristics of cattle genetic material for dairy cattle breeding. Currently, there are 12 Holstein-bred bulls kept here. in 2020, it is planned to expand the stock by another 30 bulls. This year, Intergen Rus LLC supplied genetic material for the production of up to 5,000 head of cattle in the Kaliningrad region and up to 2,000 heads outside the region. Currently, it is planned to send material for the production of up to 5,000 more heads in various regions of the country.

The center is also a supplier for the Kashtanovka dairy complex, which was built with the support of the Russian agricultural Bank.

During the opening ceremony of the enterprise, Dmitry Patrushev noted that this facility will soon have a significant positive impact on the development of animal husbandry in the Kaliningrad region. The complex is designed for 3,900 heads and meets the most modern requirements for the safety of the production process, provided with qualified personnel and a high level of automation. When reaching the design capacity, the company will be able to provide milk production at the level of 25 thousand tons annually.

The Minister stressed that the volume of milk production in Russia is increasing annually, which is provided by the hard work of farmers and state support measures.

“About 8 billion rubles were allocated from the Federal budget alone in 2019 to increase productivity in dairy farming. This year, this figure has been increased by one and a half times, ” Dmitry Patrushev said.

“Dairy farming is very important for us. For the region, this is a traditional industry, which, unfortunately, was almost lost in the nineties, but has begun to revive, and now we are making a big step. We discussed the prospects for the development of the industry in the region, and we very much hope that the Russian agricultural Bank will support dairy farming projects in our region, because we understand where to develop: processing, deepening processing, breeding and genetics, perhaps even export,” Anton Alikhanov said.

“The country’s self-sufficiency in the dairy industry is one of the priorities of the food security Doctrine. I am glad that with the introduction of a new dairy complex, the Kaliningrad region is now fully and reliably provided with dairy raw materials. And with the opening of the breeding and genetic center, it gets full independence from the import component in dairy production. This is a strategic issue for the region. Over the past decade, the Russian agricultural Bank has invested more than 420 billion rubles in the dairy industry, including production, processing, and specialized trade, and has helped implement more than 2,000 projects. We will continue to invest in the economy of the Kaliningrad region, so that it develops successfully, and Kaliningrad residents and other Russians always have high – quality, delicious and affordable products of domestic production on their tables,” said Boris Listov, Chairman of the Board of JSC “Rosselkhozbank”, who took part in the event.

On the territory of the Kashtanovka dairy complex, the head of the Ministry of agriculture and the Governor inspected a 110-head carousel milking parlor, which is the largest in the region and Europe, as well as a platform for keeping dairy herds and a maternity ward. The Minister expressed confidence that the relationship between innovative developments and high-tech production will give an additional impetus to the development of the entire dairy industry in the Kaliningrad region in the near future.

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The agro-industrial sector is one of the priority, dynamically developing areas of the Kaliningrad region’s economy. According to a number of industry indicators, the region is the leading one in Russia.

The region shows strong growth in all major sectors of livestock production. The main directions are dairy and meat cattle breeding, pig breeding, poultry farming.

In livestock farms of all categories, the total number of cattle totals more than 170 thousand heads, including the number of dairy cattle with a productivity of more than 74 thousand heads and meat of about 100 thousand heads. Since 2013, there has been an annual increase in the number of cattle by 10-13 %, including cows by 5-10 %.

In 2012, the Kaliningrad region created a branch of specialized beef cattle breeding from scratch. As of the beginning of 2020, the number of specialized beef cattle was 84.4 thousand heads.

Thanks to the construction of new livestock complexes in the dairy and meat industries, the construction of pig and poultry complexes in the region, there is a dynamic growth in gross milk and meat production. From 2012 to 2020, the annual gross milk production in the region increased to 184.4 thousand tons, or 24 %.

The high technological level of agricultural enterprises makes it possible to use the genetic potential of agricultural animals most effectively, which is reflected in the increase in productive indicators. According to the results of work for 2019 in agricultural organizations of the region that are not related to small and medium-sized businesses, the yield per feed cow was 8,764 kg, which puts the region in the top three in this indicator among the regions of Russia.

The Kaliningrad region is consistently among the leaders among Russian regions in terms of rapeseed and grain crop yields, thanks to the introduction of advanced technologies and the use of the latest breeding achievements. According to the results of last year, the region ranks first in Russia in terms of rapeseed yield (29.9 centners per hectare), and second in terms of wheat yield (49.5 centners per hectare). It should be noted that 2019 was a record year for Kaliningrad crop production, when the maximum yield of grain and rapeseed in the history of the region was obtained – 680 thousand tons and 118.7 thousand tons, respectively.

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The Government of the Kaliningrad region discussed the development of export of agricultural products

 

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The meeting was held on July 13 and brought together representatives of the agro-industrial and fishing industries-the leaders of the region in foreign economic activity.

The event was attended by Roman Chekushov, Director of the Department for export development of agricultural products of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation, to develop measures of state support that will expand exports.

It should be noted that by 2024, the Kaliningrad region has committed to increase the export rate of agricultural products to 2,205 billion us dollars. In 2019, the export of food products from the region amounted to 1.26 billion us dollars. At the same time, the region accounts for a third of the total export of agricultural products from the North-Western Federal district and 5% of the export of all agricultural products in Russia. The main exports from the Kaliningrad region are products of the oil and fat industry, cereals, fish and seafood.

“I would like to note that last year our farmers set a record for the production of grain crops in the entire history of the Kaliningrad region at 680.4 thousand tons, which allowed us to increase the export of Kaliningrad grain by 2.2 times, which amounted to 48.8 million us dollars,” Natalia Shevtsova said. – Our region has already gone beyond self-sufficiency with key products, we produce much more than we consume. We see other regions of Russia as our sales markets and strive to develop exports.”

“We are facing ambitious export targets both in the country as a whole and in the Kaliningrad region. Therefore, it is extremely important to understand how to effectively help businesses increase the volume of deliveries, including deep processing products, so that the added value remains in the region and in our country,” Roman Chekushov said.

The Director Of the Department of export development of agricultural products of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation listened to the proposals of Kaliningrad business. Transport issues were identified as one of the key difficulties in expanding export supplies.

Roman Chemesov also announced active measures to support exporters, among them preferential loans, subsidies, transport costs, costs for certification of products

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The Sberbank and the holding company “Zalesie” implementing artificial intelligence in agricultural production in the region

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“Sberbank is one of the engines of digitalization of financial and related services in Russia. Together with companies in our ecosystem, we are actively developing innovative solutions in a wide range of areas. The introduction of unmanned technologies will allow agribusiness companies to review production processes and give a new impetus to the development of agriculture in the Kaliningrad region,” Viktor Ventimilla Alonso said.

The hardware and software complex Cognitive Agro Pilot is designed for managing agricultural machinery. The harvester will not enter the field without a machine operator – it will be at its workplace, in the cabin, and will be able to focus on the quality of harvesting crops, explained Andrey Romanov. Autopilot, in turn, will analyze data on the state of crops, possible obstacles to the passage of the combine, and generally monitor the progress of work. Participation of the system should reduce crop losses and equipment failures in the “hot time” of the harvesting campaign.

“Artificial intelligence will look at what is happening, how the situation is changing, and react to it. And we expect that the reaction will be quite high, and this will minimize the human factor. The problems associated with it were, are and will be, because a person is not a robot. Therefore, the task of implementing mechanization and artificial intelligence systems in all industries is clear, in order to reduce the burden on each employee, ” commented the Chairman of the Board of the agricultural enterprise “Zalesye”.

He stressed that in 2020, the use of artificial intelligence in the harvesting campaign is a pilot. To begin with, the cognitive Agro Pilot complex is planned to be installed on the “TORUM 785″ combine harvester available in the company’s fleet. The results of the system implementation will be summed up at the end of the season.

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Russian-Emirati food trade after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic

Against the background of food security risks associated with the pandemic, in 2020, the United Arab Emirates adopted Law No. 3 on the creation of strategic food reserves in emergencies, crises and natural disasters. The law provides for the creation of reserves through the efforts of food suppliers and distributors who undertake to create and replenish a strategic food supply, supply the market if necessary, and organize distribution in accordance with plans developed by the National emergency management office in coordination with the Ministry of economy of the United Arab Emirates. Under these conditions, there are additional opportunities to expand the share of Russian products in the UAE food market.

23.06.2020 G. The webinar “Russian-Emirati food trade after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic” was held. the event was Organized by the chambers of Commerce and industry of Moscow and Dubai with the support of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation and The Russian food house in the UAE. The webinar was attended by representatives of Emirati and Russian government agencies responsible for the development of international trade and food exports.

The event was attended by Russian food producers and exporters, as well as trading companies in the UAE.

 

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Mr.Omar Khan

Director of International offices of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Mr.Suren Vardanyan

Vice-president of Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Mr.Mohammed Bin Sulaiman

Senior Manager of the Business Relations Departament of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Mr.Dmitriy Krasnov

Head of the FGBU « Agroexport» (subdivision of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia)

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Mr.Sergey Vologodskiy

Vice-president of the Russian Export Center (Federal export development agency of Russia)

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Mr.Alexei Busev

Manager of the Russian Food House in Dubai, Chairman of the Russia – UAE Committee of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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Mr. Khuri Issa

Managing director of Mirak Group, representative of the Dubai group of fruit and vegetable traders.

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Kaliningrad oblast has been the leader in dairy production, Russia

The average milk yield from one cow per day in the region is 24.8 kilograms. This is almost 1.4 times higher than the national average

According to the Ministry of agriculture of Russia, such an important indicator of the development of the dairy industry, as the milk yield per cow per day, is on average 18.35 kilograms in the country. There are 21 regions with more than 20 kilograms of milk per cow. The Kaliningrad region has traditionally been among the leaders.

According to the regional Ministry of agriculture, thanks to the introduction of advanced technologies and the use of the latest breeding achievements, the Kaliningrad region has consistently been one of the leaders in the development of the dairy industry in Russia over the past few years.

According to the Ministry of agriculture of the region, the need for whole milk is provided for 100 %, the supply of deep-processed dairy products (cheeses, cottage cheese products) is about 80 %. At the same time, the self-sufficiency of residents of the region for dairy products has increased to 80% since 2014 from 55 %.

To increase the availability of milk and dairy products in the region, a new dairy complex of the group of companies “Zalesskoye Moloko” is being put into operation for 3,900 heads of dairy cattle. It is expected that the volume of milk production here will reach about 25 thousand tons per year. Since 2019, farms are being gradually equipped with breeding cattle of specialized dairy Holstein breed. This work is planned to be completed in 2020. In parallel, the zalesskoye Moloko group has implemented a project to build a highly specialized breeding and genetic center with the content of Holstein bulls.

http://mcx39.ru/ Ministry of agriculture of the Kaliningrad region

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