TOMSK, Dec 6 – RIA Tomsk. The export of grain crops
from the Tomsk region for nine months of 2019 in cash amounted to 2.4
million dollars; revenue from the export of organic products also
increased - up to 100 million rubles, the governor Sergey Zhvachkin said
at a plenary meeting of the V Agronomic Assembly of the Tomsk region on
As the press service of the regional administration reports, these
days the V Agronomic Assembly of the Tomsk is being held in Tomsk.
During the forum, representatives of agricultural enterprises, industry
scientists and experts of the agricultural complex, officials, as well
as students and teachers of agricultural specialties discuss the results
of the agricultural year and industry plans for the future until 2025.
"The "International Cooperation and Export" national project will
allow us to increase agricultural exports by 5 times - up to 60 million
dollars a year by 2024. This ambitious goal within scope of our
abilities. For example, for nine months of this year, the region’s farms
exported grain crops 2.4 million dollars cost, which is 20% higher than
the annual plan", – Zhvachkin said.
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According to the governor, the main export crops of the Tomsk region
in 2019 were wheat, barley and oats, which Tomsk farms exported to
Turkey, Egypt, Latvia, Armenia and other countries. In addition, another
promising industry has been formed in the regional agro-industrial
complex – production of organic products.
“Our region was the first in Siberia to form a network of certified
farms - producers of organic products. This allowed us to export wheat,
peas, oats, flax, barley, rapeseed to the UK, Denmark and the
Netherlands – this is for a year! As a result, the annual export
earnings of farms from sales of organic products exceeded 100 million
rubles", – Zhvachkin said.
According to the governor, systemic measures to support the
agricultural sector in the Tomsk region made the agricultural industry
attractive for investors. Currently, 26 investment projects are being
implemented in the Tomsk region; the total amount of investments in them
is 11 billion rubles.
About the "International Cooperation and Export" national project
At present, the "International Cooperation and Export" national
project is being implemented in the Russian Federation. Its key goals –
are to increase the export of non-primary non-energy goods, increase the
share of exports of manufacturing, agricultural products and services
in the country's GDP, form an effective system of division of labor and
production cooperation within the framework of the Eurasian Economic
Union in order to increase the volume of trade between the Union states.
It includes five projects: "Industrial export", "Export of
agricultural products", "International trade logistics", "Export of
services" and "Systemic measures for the development of international
cooperation and export".