This meeting was attended by Lipetsk Region Governor Igor Artamonov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Agrarian Issues Vladimir Kashin, ASI Director General Svetlana Chupsheva, deputy regional governors, representatives of related federal ministries and agencies, sectoral unions, expert organisations, and development institutions.
The participants discussed the preparations for spring field work in 2022 and plans for 2023 and 2024, as well as ways to ensure the sustainable development of the agricultural and agro-industrial sector under the sanctions and other external pressures. Deputy ministers of agriculture Andrei Razin and Yelena Fastova presented their reports.
Igor Levitin emphasised the importance of saturating the domestic market with affordable and quality food, restructuring logistics and production chains, preserving jobs, and making the agro-industrial sector independent of imports.
Proposals were presented by President of the Russian Grain Union Arkady Zlochevsky, General Director of the National Union of Milk Producers (Soyuzmoloko) Artyom Belov, Executive Director of the Fat-and-Oil Union of Russia Mikhail Maltsev, President of the Russian Union of Flour and Cereal Companies Igor Sviridenko, and Director of the National Union of Fruit and Vegetable Producers Mikhail Glushkov.
The Government of the Russian Federation will review the recommendations made at the meeting.