Belarus: food exports down in H1 2016

Belarus’ food exports dropped by 11.2% YoY in January-June to $1.611 billion, the National Statistics Committee (Belstat) reported. The largest decline was registered in exports of the following foods: milk, cream powder, condensed cream – down by 12% to $218.5 million, sugar – down by 19.4% to $96.7 million, potatoes – down by 64.6% to…

Belarus: agricultural enterprises in Vitebsk region in for large-scale reorganization in 2016-2017

Plans have been made to reorganize agribusiness enterprises in Vitebsk region in 2016-2017. The relevant measures are stipulated by Belarus president decree No. 320 of August 25. The document has been adopted to improve the performance of the enterprises, enable conditions conducive to agribusiness development in Vitebsk region and raise investments. In line with the…

Russia: fishing fleet equipped with Gonets sattelite system of domestic origin

On August 25, Federal Government-Financed Institution “Center of Fishery Monitoring and Communications” (CFMC) of the Federal Fishery Agency in cooperation with Gonets Sattelite System OJSC, operator of State Space Corporation Roscosmos on communication systems, launched yet another vessel within the framework of the pilot development of electronic ship’s fishing log, says CFMC. The vessel will…

Russia: yield of corn up

Agrarians of the Southern and North Caucasian Federal Districts of Russia started harvesting corn. The first results demonstrated that the average yield exceeded the last year results almost 4 times to 5.98 ton/ha, against 1.63 ton/ha on the same date in 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture declared. In particular, to date the North Caucasian District…