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Commission on Food Security must develop a way to develop its own production in the region - Miklushevsky

The governor of Primorye Vladimir Miklushevsky 5 November held a meeting of the Commission on Food Security and Import Substitution of goods in the region, the press service of the head of the region.

The head of the region stressed that the result of the commission’s activities should be not only a response to the sanctions imposed on Russia, but also an elaborated way to develop its own production in the region.

“The decisions of the commission should serve as a signal for all sectoral departments to correct state programs. It is quite obvious that Primorye producers can be supported in different ways - financially, organizationally, legally, ”stressed Vladimir Miklushevsky.

Vice-Governor of Primorsky Krai Sergey Sidorenko reported on what measures have already been taken to increase production volumes for the main group of food products.

So, this year, the task of producing early grains as the basis for compound feed was completed - wheat, barley and oats were produced by 65 thousand tons. This is twice as much as last year. Production of about 250 thousand tons of soybeans is expected. The volume of buckwheat production has been increased by more than a thousand tons, and potatoes by 17 thousand tons. The harvesting of vegetables is coming to an end - already now the total volume of production has been increased by 8 thousand tons.

"Saturation of the domestic market with locally produced products will significantly affect the pricing policy," said the vice-governor.

Despite the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Primorye, it was possible to increase the number of pigs. In the near future, by attracting a large investor to the territory of the region, it is planned to increase the number of pigs by about 10.

“The total slaughtering volume of 1,1 million heads per year will not only meet the need for pork in Primorye, but also make the region a stable supplier of pork to neighboring regions,” the vice-governor emphasized.

It is noted that for poultry and pork meat, dependence on imported products will be minimized in the coming years.

To date, in the province for 3 thousand tons increased the production of poultry meat, eggs. For the next 2 the task is to increase the production of poultry meat by 10 thousand tons, which will ensure Primorye chicken for 85 percent.

The implementation of effective projects in the field of dairy farming also continues. In the near future, groups of three and two complexes on 1800 and 1200 heads will be built in the region, respectively. And also created small family farms with a full level of mechanization, 19 of them are already under construction. These measures will allow for four years two to increase the level of self-sufficiency in milk. Today, this figure is about 30 percent.

Meat cattle breeding, according to the vice-governor, is the most difficult unit.

During the meeting, Vladimir Miklushevsky stressed the importance of creating an ad-hoc working group on monitoring prices for socially important food products.

Also, on his initiative, a special commission from the representatives of the regional department of licensing and trade, the antimonopoly service and the department of Rospotrebnadzor leaves for places to check complaints of citizens for a sharp increase in prices.

According to the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, Primorsky Krai is in 66th place out of 85 in the rating of subjects in terms of prices for the entire group of food products included in the consumer basket. For socially significant goods - by 57 out of 85.

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