Milk farms and greenhouses are being built in Yamal to provide food safety
9:29 2 декабря 2014
Категории: News in English
Issues of food safety in Yamal are being solved systemically and comprehensively. It was said by the first deputy governor of Yamal Aleksey Sitnikov on the videoconference on issues of providing of regions with food. It was organized by the office of the plenipotentiary of the President of Russia in Ural Federal Okrug.
As Aleksey Sitnikov notes, in Yamal all issues on providing of food safety are solved with consideration of conditions of the Far North. It is not easy to develop agriculture here. Therefore, the region in much counts on colleagues from other regions. As he says, in consideration with the formed international situation the region started active work with its agro-industrial complex. It can seem that in the North there is nothing except fish and reindeer, but it is not so, as he notes.
As the press-service of the governor of Yamal informs, different activities are conducted to provide food safety in Yamal. Thus, the working group on monitoring and operative response to change of economic situation on food markets was made. Operative collecting of information about all facts of revealing of products, raw materials and food forbidden to import was organized. The regional department of the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of the Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor), the customs service of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the Federal Service for Veterinarian and Vegetation Sanitary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor) and the veterinary service of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug render assistance in this work.
According to the words of Aleksey Sitnikov, the basic part of food products is delivered to Yamal from other regions; therefore, prices depend on wholesale prices of manufacturers from other regions. The region has agreements with administrations of the largest trading networks about informing of the department of agro-industrial complex, trade and foodstuff of Yamal about all cases of considerable increase in purchase prices among providers and producers from other regions of Russia.
The regional budget gives towns and districts subventions for compensation of expenditures on delivery of goods to hard-to-reach and remote populated areas, starting with the 11th kilometer from the point of receiving of goods. It allows restraining prices in trading objects of remote populated areas.
Specifics of agricultural production and climate conditions of Yamal do not allow completely providing population with food products of own production. But it needs to note that Yamal has potential to increase amounts of agricultural production. The complex of measures on development of agro-industrial complex is fulfilled systemically. It includes modernization of old slaughter and refrigerating complexes and building of new ones, work shops on deep processing of meat, fishery ships. The region revives plant growing, modernizes and builds milk farms and work shops on processing of milk, extends greenhouse economy. Finally, he is sure that it will allow considerably extending assortment of food products being manufactured in Yamal, as the first deputy governor underlines.