The message reads, in part:
“Year after year, the farming sector has been playing an increasingly prominent role in enhancing the potential of Russia’s agriculture, improving the quality of life in rural areas and driving regional and national economic development. Working in all sectors of agriculture, farmers preserve and build up the best traditions of Russian farming, showing diligence, creativity and leadership. They are proactive in introducing the most advanced technology, expanding output and farmlands, and making products to the highest international standards.
It is with great satisfaction that I note that these outstanding results were largely achieved through AKKOR’s diligent and constructive efforts to bring farmers together around common goals, objectives and interests. Let me emphasise that the government will step up its support to the farming sector, accompany it on the way to becoming more competitive and promote the most effective forms of cooperative agriculture.”