Russia: Restrictions on the import of seeds from unfriendly states were introduced after serious preparation

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Published Feb 23, 2024

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Russia has temporarily restricted the import of seeds from countries it deems unfriendly to bolster domestic seed producers. The government has set quotas for the import of seeds like corn, sunflower, and sugar beets, but 80% of these quotas have been taken by companies with no seed production or breeding experience, leading to concerns about seed supply disruptions. Despite this, the National Seed Alliance's chairman, Igor Lobach, assures there will be no seed shortage. The share of Russian seeds in the market has increased significantly, but the transition from foreign to domestic seeds has been slow, despite domestic seeds being 2-2.5 times cheaper.
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Why will the country be able to provide itself with domestic vegetables and malting barley only by 2030? In the last two years, the issue of food security has become particularly acute. Its foundation is domestic selection. And here traditionally many questions arise. Will farmers have enough domestic seeds if the import of foreign ones is temporarily limited? Who should finance the stable work of Russian breeders? When will the majority of tomato and cucumber seeds become domestic, and will purely Russian beer turn from a dream into a reality? The publication's interlocutor answered these and other questions. Igor Lobach, chairman of the industry-wide union NGO “National Seed Alliance”. - In early March, the sowing campaign will begin in Kuban. It will take place in conditions where Russia has restrictions on the import of certain types of seeds from unfriendly countries. Igor Aleksandrovich, will farmers have enough seed? - Temporary restrictions on the import of seeds from ...
Source: Oilworld
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