Russia to up poultry, pork exports
Sets goal for 2020
Russia’s agriculture minister said the country wants to export 60 times more pork and poultry by 2020. Yelena Skrynnik, quoted in a Moscow Times report, said Russia is reducing reliance on meat imports and building its food security with the goal.
In February, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a new food security doctrine calling for 85 percent of all meat consumed in the country to be produced domestically within 10 years. Already one of the world’s largest meat importers, Russia could lead meat production if it builds its systems.