Since Start Of Embargo, Average Annual Tomato, Cucumber Prices Increase By 44.0%, 31.5%, According To Study11 April 2016
The recently registered UzAgroImport is a company intent on increasing the volume of Uzbek agricultural products on the Russian market.
The owner of the largest greenhouse facilities in Russia's Central Federal District and General Director of AgroInvest Alexey Soshnikov was reported in saying that Russia could rapidly improve tomato production to the point that 100 percent of consumer demands would be met by domestic growers. AgroInvest's greenhouse facility also specializes in growing cucumbers.
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.
During a meeting between Elina Polyanskaya, the regional minister of economic development, and members of the Iranian delegation from the province of Mazandaran, Iran, led by the adviser to the Governor-General Shara the two sides reached an agreement to cooperate on a project to implement tomato production by an Iranian company.
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.