Deputy Minister of Agriculture Maxim Uvaidov met with Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the PRC Yu Kangzhen during a working trip to the Belgorod Region. They discussed the prospects for the development of Russian-Chinese agricultural trade.
According to Maxim Uvaidov, in the first half of 2019, agricultural trade between Russia and China increased by 8.2% year-on-year. At the same time, the agricultural exports to China grew 27% and exceeded $1.9 billion.
The parties also discussed plans to expand mutual supplies. Maxim Uvaidov praised the work of the Russian and Chinese regulators, which had expanded the list of certified dairy and meat exporters.
Foreign visitors were particularly interested in the experience of the Belgorod region in preventing the spread of the African swine fever. The region is one of the largest pork producers in our country, about 20% of all-Russian industrial production and more than half of the Central Federal District production are concentrated in this region.
Maxim Uvaidov and foreign guests also visited a number of agricultural enterprises, including the Belgorod Interregional Veterinary Laboratory and a pig breeding enterprise with a high degree of biological protection.
In addition, during a working trip to the Belgorod region, Maxim Uvaidov visited the Belgorod State Agrarian University and met with students and professors of the university.
Friday September 20, 2019/ Министерство сельского хозяйства Российской Федерации/ Russia.