Russian Ministry of Agriculture intends to significantly expand the network of agricultural attaches by 2021
12 Dec, 2018
The Minister of Agriculture of Russia Dmitry Patrushev and the Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov held a meeting with trade representatives of Russia abroad. The event was devoted to increasing the export of domestic agricultural products and expanding the network of attaches in the agricultural sector.
As Dmitry Patrushev recalled, Russian President Vladimir Putin set a new strategic task for the agro-industrial complex to increase exports of agricultural products by 2.5 times by 2024. In order to achieve the goal, the country requires significant industrial, infrastructural, logistical and regulatory changes from the industry. The federal project “Export of agricultural products”, developed as part of the national project “International Cooperation and Export” is aimed at achieving these goals.
The document, in particular, suggests the creation of an integrated system for promoting agricultural products to foreign markets. “I would like to note that trade missions are one of the key tools for increasing the export of Russian agricultural products to foreign markets. We are planning to form a network of attaches for the agriculture sector abroad, both to maintain supplies to traditional markets and to bring high-quality products to promising markets. By 2021, their number should increase significantly and grow to at least 50 full-time jobs,” Dmitry Patrushev said.
Russia has plans to introduce additional jobs in Russian embassies and trade missions abroad. The Minister of Agriculture added that next year, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture will launch a special department at MGIMO university. The specialists will speak rare foreign languages; have special knowledge in agricultural sphere and business modeling.