Russia's Federal Veterinary and Pnytosanitary Surveillance Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) representative Yulia Melano confirmed the country's interest in receiving increased exports from suppliers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Experts Anticipate Share Of Fruits, Vegetables From Caucuses On Moscow Market To Increase From 3% - 10%16 December 2015
According to a forecast developed by the Deputy Minister for the Northern Caucasus Federal District (SKFO) and chairman of the board of directors of the North Caucasus Development Corporation, Odessa Baysulatov, if the share of fruits and vegetables from the federal district in the country's capital currently amounts to 3 percent, by 2018 it could reach as much as 10 percent.
Finnish entrepreneur Osmo Kolu operates a facility on the Kola Peninsula, in the far northwest of Russia, where the enterprise collects wild berries. Kolu said that this initiative, together with the enterprise's processing capabilities, is a large opportunity in terms of Russia's strategy to substitute imports with domestic production.