From October 10 to October 13, 2018, in Moscow, on the territory of VDNH, the 20th Russian Golden Autumn agricultural exhibition was held, which was traditionally organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
The opening ceremony of the country's main agricultural forum was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeev and Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev. This anniversary year the heads of 33 regions of Russia and 60 heads of regional bodies of the agro-industrial complex arrived at the exhibition.
MAIN SECTIONS OF THE EXPOSITION
REGIONS OF RUSSIA. FOREIGN COUNTRIES
One of the key sections of the exhibition, in which 48 constituent entities of the Russian Federation presented large-scale investment projects implemented in the regions, as well as demonstrated the best samples of their products.
The center of the section housed an exposition of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, an important part of which was the “Startup Zone” from the Golden Autumn innovative partner, the Skolkovo Foundation.
This year, 23 residents of the fund showed their developments.
The largest expositions this year were presented by the Republic of Tatarstan, the Stavropol Territory and the Yaroslavl Region. Representatives of Abkhazia, Holland, and Japan arrived with their national expositions. In addition, enterprises of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, Spain, Ireland, China, the Netherlands, Slovakia, and other countries participated in various sections of the exhibition.
As part of the exhibition, the Russian Export Center (REC) gathered a special exposition with export-oriented companies. In total, under the auspices of the REC at the “Golden Autumn”, 28 domestic enterprises from various areas of the agricultural sector presented their activities.
LIVESTOCK AND BREEDING
The section presented the results of many years of breeding and breeding work of 139 Russian enterprises. Participants showed the best cattle, the most productive sheep and goats.
In addition, achievements were shown in horse breeding, poultry farming, animal husbandry and fish farming.
The exposition “Golden Autumn - 2018” with a total area of 30 square meters was located in two pavilions (000 and 69) and on the open areas of VDNH. Enterprises from 75 regions of Russia and 60 foreign countries demonstrated their achievements. In total, the exhibition gathered more than 15 exhibitors.
AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT AND EQUIPMENT FOR AIC
This year, over 70 enterprises and organizations from Russia and foreign countries brought agricultural machinery and related products. The exposition of this section was located in the hall of the 75th pavilion and in an open area in front of the 69th pavilion.
Products in the direction of "Equipment for livestock. Veterinary Medicine Feed ”was presented by 83 companies from 6 countries: Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Germany, Belarus, Italy, Spain.
The business program of the anniversary exhibition includes more than 60 events of various formats and themes.
The organizers of the exhibition called the AgribusinessForum "APK 2.0: Export as a driver of modernization" the main event. Its participants discussed Russia's place on the world food map, the contours of a highly competitive industry, successful global experience in increasing exports of agricultural products and forecasts for the development of promising markets.
The panel discussion was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeev, Russian Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev, agrarian Ministers of Japan, Hungary, the State of Qatar, Nigeria, Turkey, as well as the Director of the International Epizootic Bureau Monique Elua.
Alexei Gordeev in his speech noted that the Government’s plans for the next six years, in addition to a twofold increase in exports, include the development of its own scientific base for introducing new technologies in the agricultural sector, the development of agroecology and the definition of living standards in Russian settlements of the XNUMXst century.
Dmitry Patrushev spoke about the main directions of the Ministry's activities in the field of export. Today it means increasing the production and processing of agricultural products, identifying the most popular products among foreign consumers, building an efficient transport system for export, introducing national programs to combat animal diseases, and introducing a unified industry-wide branding and protection system for domestic products.
Another important event of the Golden Autumn business program was the business breakfast Agribusiness Export Agenda: New Investment Opportunities. Its participants were the leaders of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, major enterprises, authorities, as well as representatives of foreign delegations, the financial sector and the expert community.
As the head of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia Dmitry Patrushev noted during the meeting, today the key issue on the agenda is the task of increasing agricultural exports, and therefore there is a lot of work to form new competitive industries both in traditional sub-sectors and in sectors that form a high added cost.
A wide range of support is provided within the framework of the state program for the development of the agro-industrial complex of the industry, including through the implementation of the mechanism of soft loans, reimbursement of part of the interest rate on investment loans and part of the direct costs of creating and modernizing production facilities.
Potato producers could not ignore the conference "A New Challenge - Overproduction of Potatoes", organized with the support of the Potato Union of the Russian Federation.
The event provided an opportunity to discuss the most pressing issues relevant to the industry, including: problems that impede the organization of potato export; difficulties with importing seeds of foreign selection (in the context of the need to ensure phytosanitary security of the country); introduction from 2019 of the FSBI "State Commission" of paid services for variety testing.
A noticeable part of this year’s business program was also a special buyer's program organized by the operator of the exhibition, the Roteks company. In the consultation area of the exhibition, foreign traders and buyers interested in purchasing products in Russia held a series of business negotiations with the companies participating in the Golden Autumn.
At the award ceremony, the results of 13 industry competitions were summed up. The best enterprises and agricultural workers were noted for successes in the production of high-quality food products, achievements in the development of pedigree and commercial livestock breeding, the creation of new varieties and hybrids of agricultural crops, and in many other areas.
This year, the main events of the gastronomic program of the Golden Autumn exhibition were again the professional gastronomic show "Russia - the true taste of the natural (Discover Russian Cuisine)" and "Festival of National Cultures".
Discover Russian Cuisine aims at popularizing the best Russian products and developing exports, reviving culinary traditions and promoting our chefs to foreign markets, developing a national gastronomic culture. This event brought together 30 famous foreign and Russian chefs who held master classes with cooking according to their own recipes exclusively from Russian products. In addition, exclusive chef's table dinners and a deli from Russian manufacturers were organized.
Again this year, the Muscovites and guests of the capital were surprised and pleased by the “Festival of National Cultures”. In the chalets of the festival, one could see a wide range of Russian regional products of high quality: meat delicacies and seafood, the best cheeses and desserts, mushrooms, berries and much, much more. Manufacturers from North Ossetia, Nizhny Novgorod and Vologda regions, and the Kamchatka Territory came to the festival. For the first time in the section, products of enterprises of the Ryazan region were widely represented.
An interesting concert program created the atmosphere of the holiday and good mood at the “Festival of National Cultures”: artists and creative groups from different regions of the country performed on the large stage next to the chalets during the exhibition.
In just four days of work, the forum was visited by more than 140 thousand people.