Tkachev has promised “full substitution” in 5-7 years

Moscow. July 5. INTERFAX.RU – Russia can completely replace imported food in 5-7 years, Minister of agriculture of Russia Alexander Tkachev at the opening of the all-Russian field day-2017 in Kazan on Wednesday.

“The Russian countryside, agro-industrial complex in recent years seriously develops. We grow in production, we grow in quality and, of course, return to their Russian land, figuratively, thereby forcing off the shelf shopping primarily at different levels in imported products. Over the past three years we have almost cut the import of food from different countries by 2.5 times. This is a huge achievement and is a huge victory for our villagers, farmers,” – said Tkachev.

According to him, farmers are a serious support from the Federal budget and regional budgets.

“Today we are fulfilling a historic mission, never before, neither the Soviet Union nor Russia were not so close to its realization – food programme, namely after 5 years, for certain types of products, maybe in 7 years we will replace, we will be able to produce the full food of the Russian production. That is, to completely close the deficit and, furthermore, to enter other markets, to be actively engaged in the export and, of course, to make it”, – said Tkachev.