Feed Strategy - May 2018 - 33
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DUE TO VETERINARY and sanitary problems, Russian
authorities have failed to establish export meat supplies
to key markets.
of these advanced feeding solutions per kilogram of produced meat compared with the European Union, Abercade
estimated. However, researchers believe the domestic market for probiotics in Russia will soon grow by two to three
times to RUB7.1 billion (US$120 million) per year.
The Russian Union of Organic Farming also reports that
up to 30 percent of Russian meat producers expressed their
willingness to be properly registered to release organic products - hence drastically changing their feed formulations.
The organic system introduced in Russia could be a
tool to arrange international promotion of select products,
according to the federal authorities.
Russia could start exporting organic products for
some $15 billion to $20 billion per year, Alexander
Tkachev, the Agricultural Minister of Russia, said at a
government meeting dedicated to the adoption of the organic bill in early January.
"Russia, in fact, is the world's bank of clean agricultur-
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al land, so today we see the high potential of this [international organic] market," Tkachev said. "Some assessments
say that the global market of organic products could reach
$200 billion in 2022."
Due to veterinary and sanitary problems, Russian authorities have failed to establish export meat supplies to
key markets. To date, Russia has been exporting meat only
in the post-Soviet space, plus some countries in Middle
East and Asia, according to the Federal Customs Service.
However, as for organic production, the picture
is different. Prior to the final adoption of the organic
standards, Russian farmers already see some interest
in clean products from several countries, including the
Netherlands, U.K., France, Germany, Canada and Italy,
according to Korshunov.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, speaking
during the same government meeting, claimed that the
country could become the world's largest exporter of organic food, adding that farmers working in this direction
would be subjected to state aid. ■