Russian farmers, following the planned national food security doctrine targets, the accelerated pace increasing agricultural production. For 8 months of the year, according to the Ministry of agriculture of Russia, pig-breeding companies by 14.9% increased total output. At the same time, the production of greenhouse vegetables rose 20%, milk – by 1.8%. To stop farmers, according to statistics, not going: fertilizers they purchased 15% more than last year, and the volume harvested coarse and succulent fodder in all types of farms increased by 5.1%.
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Pleased with the success of agricultural enterprises and the main creditor of the Russian agribusiness, JSC “Russian agricultural Bank” (Rosselkhozbank). Chairman of the Board Dmitry Patrushev with intensive import substitution associates the improvement in the financial condition of borrowers. “The sanctions have affected, perhaps even for the better,” – said Patrushev during a report to Russian President Vladimir Putin. He noted that farmers have the ability to produce products that are in demand, and, consequently, unable to repay loans.
Bis statistics also indicate a growing agricultural role of Central non-Chernozem zone. In the first half of 2016 increased lending to agriculture in this region 5 times. “Of the 390 billion rubles that we have issued to borrowers agriculture in the first half of this year, about 155 billion rubles for this region”, – said Dmitry Patrushev. In the region there is a need in credit resources, which, in his opinion, testifies to the active development of agriculture, a gradual recovery of the acreage, upgrading equipment and implementing new investment projects.”
The meeting on development of agriculture of the Central non-black earth region, which was held under the chairmanship of Vladimir Putin in Tver, also noted the high potential of livestock and vegetable-growing areas in the region. According to the head of the state for the past 10 years, the region was able to achieve accelerated development of cattle breeding due to considerable government support. He believes that this direction should become the “anchor” for the development of agriculture of the Central non-Chernozem zone and in the future. Overall, reminded the Russian leader, the level of self-sufficiency in pork and poultry meat has increased from 60 to 85%.
According to the doctrine of food security of Russia, target of self-sufficiency in meat for growth to 2020, up to 95%. Including and to this end the results of the meeting provides for the development of the state program of agricultural development in Central Nechernozemie. The corresponding order the President gave the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation.
That the financing of agricultural projects will bear fruit, the region is not in doubt. At the last meeting of the governors of the Tver and Vladimir regions, in particular, noted the contribution of agricultural to the economy of the territory. And the head of Rosselkhozbank Dmitry Patrushev, in turn, said that “the Central Nechernozemie – one of the key areas for the Bank’s activities”.
Positive examples of implementation of large-scale investment projects with the support of Rosselkhozbank in the region a lot. One of them is a cattle-breeding complex of JSC “Agrofirma Dmitrova Gora”, which invested more than 13.3 billion rubles. As a result, the firm took the leading position in domestic livestock on such relevant in terms of import substitution as pig and cattle. As noted in the Bank, such investment projects make a significant contribution to import substitution, to create modern jobs in rural areas, to improve the quality of life in rural areas.