The Minister briefed the President about the 2009 results.
Dmitry Medvedev stressed that the key figures for the industry indicate that the investments made in agricultural production bring a return and could help increase living standards in rural areas. He also emphasised that Russia can provide food not only for itself, but for its neighbours as well. This triune challenge should be tackled on the basis of Russia’s Food Security Doctrine.
Mr Medvedev noted that the Doctrine is now ready for signing. According to this document, Russia’s demand for food should be largely covered by domestic production, in particular, at 85 percent for meat, 90 percent for milk and 80 percent for sugar.