"Golden Autumn" twenty years
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 main agricultural forum of the country was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeev and Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev. Also this year, the heads of 33 regions of Russia and 60 heads of regional bodies of the agro-industrial complex came to the exhibition.
Exposition “Golden Autumn - 2018” with a total area of 30 square meters. m is located in two pavilions (Nos. 000 and 69) and on 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.
Over the four days the exhibition was visited by more than 140 thousand people.
The main sections of the exposition
Regions of Russia. Foreign countries
This is one of the key sections of the exhibition, in which 48 constituent entities of the Russian Federation presented large-scale investment projects being implemented in the regions, and also demonstrated the best samples of their products. The largest expositions this year were presented by the Republic of Tatarstan, the Stavropol Territory and the Yaroslavl Region.
This year, Abkhazia, Holland, and Japan participated in national expositions. In addition, enterprises of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, Spain, Ireland, China, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Ukraine and other countries participated in various sections of the exhibition.
At the center of this section is the exposition of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, an important part of which was the “Startup Zone”, organized by the Golden Autumn innovative partner, the Skolkovo Foundation. This year, 23 residents of the fund presented their developments.
Also at the exhibition, the Russian Export Center (REC) put together a special exposition with export-oriented companies. In total, under the auspices of the REC at the “Golden Autumn”, 28 domestic enterprises from different 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. Participating enterprises showed the best cattle breeds, the most productive sheep and goat breeds.
In addition, achievements were shown in horse breeding, poultry farming, animal husbandry and fish farming.
Agricultural machinery and equipment for agriculture
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 Hall B of the 75th pavilion and in an open area in front of the 69th pavilion.
In turn, 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 main event of the business program, the organizers of the exhibition called AgribusinessForum "APK 2.0: Export as a driver of modernization." 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 of the Russian Federation Alexei Gordeev, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation 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.
Aleksey Gordeev in his speech noted that in the Government’s plans for the next six years, in addition to a twofold increase in exports, the development of its own scientific base for the introduction of new technologies in agriculture, the development of agroecology and the definition of living standards in Russian settlements of the 21st 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, representatives of foreign delegations, the financial sector and the expert community.
As the head of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation 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 high Additional cost.
A wide range of support is provided under 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: among them are problems that impede the organization of export of potatoes; 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 consulting 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. Over 100 buyers from more than 20 countries held 287 meetings with our manufacturers.
At the Golden Autumn 2018 agricultural exhibition, the results and solemn awarding ceremonies of the winners of 13 industry competitions were held. The best enterprises and agricultural workers were noted for successes in the production of high-quality food products, for achievements in the development of pedigree and commercial livestock breeding, for 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 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 in cooking dishes according to their own recipes exclusively from Russian products. In addition, exclusive chef`s table dinners and a deli from Russian manufacturers were held.
Once again this year, the Muscovites and guests of the capital were surprised and pleased by the “Festival of National Cultures” located on an open area near the exhibition halls. 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. This year, 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.