Stroev: crisis and sanctions have become catalysts for the development of agriculture

Honorary Chairman of the Federation Council said today that Russia has all the possibilities to double the production of sugar and sell it abroad

Conditions of crisis and sanctions allowed Russian agriculture make significant jerk. In an interview for TASS  said the Honorary Chairman of the Federation Council Yegor Stroyev, who led the upper House of the Russian Parliament from 1996 to 2001 year, and also was the Governor of Oryol oblast from 1993 to 2009 year.

“Agriculture abruptly grew thanks to the crisis and the sanctions.  We only dream that it lasted as long as possible. And then we not only provide food themselves but also the fill up neighbouring countries” said Stroyev.

According to him, Russia today, which always needed 5.5 million tons, and produced no more than 1.5 – 2 million tons, now there are all the possibilities for double production the sugar and sell it abroad.

“Before we lacked feed for an animal husbandry, especially soy, bought from Americans.  Today, soy is growing not only in the Crimea and Krasnodar, today it is growing in Orel. Orel state Institute leguminous fully meet the needs of Russia and now its sort we sell abroad. This is a revolution”, said Stroyev.

Stroyev manage Orel oblast during perestroika and in this time it became a leader in the diversification of the rural economy. Along with a collective property the first farmer, farm households, leasing groups appeared in the region, widely a self-supporting basis, self-financing, self-repayment began to embed.

Original: ТАСС

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