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Trutnev instructed to develop a program to increase food safety in the Far Eastern Federal District
The Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, Yuri Trutnev, instructed the Ministry of Eastern Development and the Russian Ministry of Agriculture to develop a program to increase food security in the Far East. He proposed to do it with the help of investment projects related to food production.
After the border with China was closed, vegetable prices jumped in the Far East. According to the plenipotentiary, whose words he leads Interfax, one of the reasons for the growth was the lack of vegetables of own production - the regional supply was not enough.
Trutnev announced earlier about improving food security in the Far East. In February, he noted that the heads of the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District should draw conclusions from the current situation, he cited the Sakhalin region as an example, where prices did not rise, since there are greenhouses in the region that can supply customers with their products.
A shortage of fresh vegetables in the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District occurred after the closure of borders with China due to the coronavirus, buyers complained about inflated prices. Later, the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia promised to help the Far East with construction of vegetable stores.