On May 29, 2019, the summit "Russia’s Agrarian Policy: Present and Future" was continued in the framework of the "Meat and Poultry Industry Russia" exhibition. Its participants focused on such highly topical problems for the Russian agro-industrial complex as the export of domestic products abroad, and also got acquainted with innovations implemented in various branches of agriculture.
Increasing the export capacity of the Russian agrarian industry is one of the key challenges facing the agro-industrial complex today. "May decrees" of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin formulated an ambitious goal before Russian agricultural producers – to increase the export volume of the industry by 2024 up to $45 billion. However, agricultural producers entering foreign markets do not imagine accurately always what awaits them, what pitfalls they will have to face. "The export of agricultural products has its own specifics," said Nariner Bagmanyan, head of ASTI Group, the exhibition organizer. "In this case, it is necessary to speak not only about numerous bureaucratic obstacles, but also that work in foreign markets differs from the domestic, Russian one in the field of logistics, marketing, packaging, and several other aspects. Often, domestic producers simply do not have sufficient knowledge of these fields – at the Summit, successful exporters and experts told about existing pitfalls and how to overcome these difficulties minimizing risks."
The summit participants noted that the full disclosure of the export capacity of the agricultural sector is impossible without the support of the State. The participants of the "Sustainable Development of Agriculture" session, among whom there were representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rospotrebnadzor (The Russian Agency for Health and Consumer Rights), looked for optimal models of such cooperation. Experts noted that cooperation is becoming one of keys to successful development of the agro-industrial complex in regions. The session also focused on the most topical issues of choosing a vector for further development of the industry, for example, the problems of sustainable agriculture development in the conditions of market saturation, reducing losses in food production.
Much of the Summit’s work was devoted to agricultural innovation. And it is not only about the latest technologies that help farmers to get products that meet modern safety standards with most efficient ways. In particular, they discussed the use of modern HR methods in the agricultural sector which make it possible to optimize the work of enterprises in the agricultural sector, to improve staff skills, to motivate employees for the maximum efficiency.
Summing up the Summit, Nariner Bagmanyan noted that this event has been for many years a strategically important platform for the dialog of professionals of the agricultural sector, representatives of the authorities. "The summit today is a reputable industry event," she emphasized. "Leading market players can meet there, demonstrate their innovations and startups. To a large extent, we form general market trends, and also are a fairly objective cut of the overall state in the industry. We are developing, deepening and updating the topics of the event constantly, thus responding to the challenges of time."