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Russia's embargo on fresh produce from European Union member states, the US and allied countries has been in force for over a year and a half. Also, in January of this year, Turkish exports including tomatoes, cucumbers and some greens were restricted.

The recently registered UzAgroImport is a company intent on increasing the volume of Uzbek agricultural products on the Russian market.

Despite that weekly inflation between October 27 and November 2 stayed the same as the week prior (at 0.2 percent), the price of cucumbers and tomatoes increased significantly by 31.5 percent and 22.2 percent, respectively, according to Russia's Federal State Statistics Service.

The agency's forecast of a $2.3 billion profit – a 25 percent increase over the previous season - is attributed to the country's ability to domestically grow its own exports, Vladimir Grakun, deputy minister of Agriculture and Food of Belarus, said during a press conference.

Armenia's Ministry of Agriculture (Minselkhoz) reported in a press release that the share of its country's supplies to the Russian market has jumped from 30 percent to 83 percent.

E.A.N. Agency S.r.L., a company based in Italy, held negotiations with the acting governor of the Penza region, Ivan Belozertsev, regarding the company's intentions to establish a large investment project specializing in the cultivation of vegetables in the region.

According to Armenia's Minister of Agriculture, Sergo Karapetyan, following the country's ascension to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC), has received favorable conditions for the production and export of agricultural products.

According to a correspondent of NIA-Tver, representatives of Russia and Morocco are in talks regarding various options to enhance cooperation between the two countries, including in the agricultural sector.

At the end of April, Russia's State Duma introduced a bill, under which migrants working in apple orchards, picking fruits and berries or employed planting potatoes, cucumbers, can be exempted from compulsory Russian language, law and history exams.

Representatives of the Turkish companies piping company Dizayn Group and its daughter company technology Mir Kholding presented the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustan Minnikhanov, with the idea of constructing a greenhouse complex on the Alabuga Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

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