12 March 2018

Modernization of agriculture is the basis of success

The president of the Rosspetsmash Association, Konstantin Babkin, spoke at the All-Russian Forum of Agricultural Manufacturers in Krasnodar on March 11.


One of the key events of the business program of the forum was the thematic section "The Strategy of Plant Development: Achievements and Challenges for 2018".

It was attended by more than 300 experts, including the leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, industry associations, heads of regional agribusiness management bodies.

Director of the Department of Plant Production, Mechanization, Chemicalization and Plant Protection of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia Petr Chekmarev noted that the positive dynamics of the indicators of agricultural production is largely due to the high level of state support for agrarians. Particular attention is paid to the construction and modernization of greenhouse farms, gardening, the creation of breeding and seed centers, the renovation of machinery.

One of the most effective mechanisms of state support in the industry is the compensation of discounts on agricultural machinery.

According to the Association Rosspetsmash, according to this program agrarians in 2017 purchased 26.37 thousand units of agricultural machinery, which is 34 times more than in 2013.

The total production of agro-machines in Russia over the past five years has increased 3 times from 35.5 billion rubles in 2013 to 107.2 billion rubles in 2017, and the share of domestic manufacturers in the domestic market has more than doubled in the last five years from 24% to 56%.

Experts also discussed factors of efficiency growth in crop production, investments in technical re-equipment and infrastructure development in the industry and other issues.

The first day of the forum ended with a plenary session, which was held by the Minister of Agriculture of Russia Alexander Tkachev.



Foto: The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation