10 November, 14:00
The IV International Agro-Industrial Dairy Forum in the Moscow Region Is Over
Approximately 2,000 people from 35 countries participated in the Forum.
Matters relating to government support of the dairy sector, cooperation in dairy cattle-breeding, the interaction of producers and trading chains, and decreasing demand for dairy were discussed at the Forum. The plenary session “Dairy Industry: Modern Challenges and Development Pathways” was the Forum's key event.
“Our task is to answer questions and resolve issues existing in the sector. After such meetings, we sign agreements and see real investments in our region,” Andrey Vorobyov, Governor of the Moscow Region highlighted.
Alexander Tkachyov, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation mentioned the support provided by the Government of the Moscow Region to dairy enterprises.
“Today the Moscow Region is the number one in the country in terms of investments, allowances, subsidies that the region contributes to dairy development,” Alexander Tkachyov believes.
Denis Butsayev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow Region, Minister of Investments and Innovations of the Moscow Region mentioned high export capacity of processed dairy from the Great Moscow.
“Today we focus on a project relating to the cheese making and export as well as on processed dairy: yogurts, kefir, sour cream, curd. In this regard, we believe that the export potential of these products is quite good. Particularly, at the end of the last year, we checked the export potential of these products at the Chinese market, and our foreign colleagues showed great interest,” Denis Butsayev told.
In the course of the Forum, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region signed 11 investment agreements totaling to more than 14 billion rubles in such areas as cattle-breeding, dairy production, and processing, construction, and reconstruction of farms and factories, cheese-making, information cooperation, etc.
The signed agreements, particularly, provide for the construction of three cattle-breeding complexes in the territory of Orekhovo-Zuyevsky District for 6,000 heads of dairy cattle, the creation of cheese-making factory Multipro in Dmitrovsky District with the planned capacity of 100 ton of products daily and reconstruction of a farm for 1,030 heads of dairy cattle in Kolomna.
In the course of the Forum six round tables with participation of 40 experts, including representatives of the Government of the Moscow Region, heads of regional agro-industrial complex administration bodies, representatives of sectoral unions and associations, credit organizations, scientific community, manufacturing and processing enterprises, took place.
The participants discussed matters relating to the export potential of domestic dairy, the role of small businesses in the structure of the dairy sector, international genetics in modern dairy cattle-breeding. Several sessions were devoted to the efficiency of governmental support, modern maintenance, feeding, milking technologies and creation of a cheese cluster in the Moscow Region.
During the special session Banking Hour, representatives of banking community presented a mechanism for obtaining credit facilities and other banking products for enterprises in the dairy sector.