Since November 28 to December 1, 2017, the 24th International Exhibition of Agricultural Machinery, Equipment and Materials for the Production and Processing of Crop Agricultural Products "YUGAGRO" was held in Krasnodar, in the ECC "Expograd Yug". The organizer is ITE.
Аt YUGAGRO 679 companies from 35 countries and 38 regions of Russia presented the latest developments and the most demanded materials, equipment and technologies in the agro-industrial sector.
Of the 679 exhibitors, more than 194 companies are the debutants of the exhibition, who this year took part in Yugagro for the first time.
The total exposition of the exhibition was 65,000 sq.m. Over 4 days of work, the exhibition was visited by 16,990 people from the regions of Russia and the near abroad.
The opening ceremony of the YUGAGRO exhibition was attended by: the head of the administration (governor) of the Krasnodar Territory Veniamin Ivanovich Kondratyev, the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnodar Territory Yury Burlachko, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Russian Federation René Jones-Bos, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Sweden in the Russian Federation Peter Ericson and director of the separate division of ITE Expo LLC in Krasnodar Telnova Elena Georgievna.
Veniamin Kondratyev stressed that the YUGAGRO exhibition, the largest one in Russia, is an additional impulse in the development of the agro-industrial sector, where the best technology is assembled and advanced technologies are presented.
“We are ready to unite and work with everybody who are focused on development, who put business above politics. We are open to foreign companies that are ready to place their production with us, to make equipment available to local manufacturers, ”said Veniamin Kondratiev.
Yury Burlachko, in turn, noted the qualitative and quantitative growth of the exhibition: “Nearly three-quarters of the contracts for the supply of equipment are concluded here at YUGAGRO. Our region has always gravitated to technological innovations. I am glad that the Kuban has not lost its leading position. We were in the lead in the field of agricultural equipment a hundred years ago, and we are the first today. ”
According to Peter Erickson, the Swedish delegation, which is currently visiting the Krasnodar Territory, is interested in developing business relations with the region. “We want to show that Sweden is open for business with Russia, we plan to find, among other things, new contacts at this exhibition,” the Swedish Ambassador to the Russian Federation noted.
Rene Jones-BOS thanked the authorities of the region and the organizers of the exhibition for the invitation to participate in the event, noting that Kuban occupies a strong position in agriculture in Russia, as the Netherlands – in the European Union. "There are 20 Dutch companies at YUGAGRO, they represent agricultural equipment, and we will be glad to cooperate with colleagues from the Krasnodar region," the Ambassador said.
On November 28 at the plenary session "Export potential of the Russian agro-industrial complex: opportunities and risks" representatives of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation, administration of Krasnodar region, grain Union, Russian export center and other experts discussed promising areas of agricultural exports.
At the meeting, the Vice-Governor of the Krasnodar region Andrei Box warned that the Kuban grain producers are waiting for the fall in profitability, which will lead to overproduction, and stressed that further development is impossible without export potential. Storage can reduce risks and at least partially solve the problem of overproduction: the capacity of elevators in the region can store up to 12.7 million tons at a time. Another way out of the situation may be diversification of production. According to the Deputy General Director of LLC "oil Extraction plant South of Russia" Sergey Kamenetsky, it is necessary to reorientate the cultivation of other crops, more profitable and popular, for example, oilseeds. According to the Deputy Director of the Department of crop production of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation Denis Pospekhov, the authorities see the relationship between state support and the growth of agricultural production and are ready to support exporters. In particular, the Russian export center provides assistance to producers entering foreign markets. In addition to insurance, credit subsidies and education, the organization is introducing new types of assistance. According to Nikita Gusakov, managing Director for client work and underwriting of JSC Russian export center, in 2017 the center began to offer co-financing of exhibition activities, took up the organization of targeted business missions promoting Russian products. Also, transport subsidies have been launched-so far this measure applies only to the far Eastern direction, and in the future it should be transferred to other regions.
On the same day participants of the conference "State, problems and prospects of development of vegetable growing and horticulture in Russia" discussed the status of fruit and vegetable production, the competitiveness of domestic fruits and vegetables, the main problems in the market of vegetable and fruit growing, stimulating the creation of contemporary vegetables and podobrannim, innovative technologies and perspective directions of development of vegetable industry and fruit-growing. Their reports were presented: Director of the Department of Economics and state support of agriculture of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation Natalia Chernetsov, Deputy Director of the Analytical center of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation Sergey Kosogor, Chairman of the Council of the Association "Growers Kuban", Director of "green thumb" Victor Kurpitko and others. The event is organized by the national fruit and vegetable Union.
On November 28, the Ministry of agriculture and processing industry of Krasnodar region, PhosAgro-Region and Rostselmash signed an agreement on cooperation in the development of agricultural technologies.
Under the agreement, the parties plan to combine efforts in the field of scientific agronomic research and design work aimed at the development and implementation of agricultural technologies in the Krasnodar region, taking into account the unique climatic and soil conditions and priority crops. The partners also agreed to inform the farmers of the region about the opportunities and prospects of practical use of the results of joint work under this agreement.
The first step will be the creation of an integrated approach to the development of agricultural technologies with a guaranteed economic effect for farmers. In 2017-2019, PhosAgro-Region and Rostselmash plan to send about 60 million rubles for research in the Krasnodar region.
On November 29 in the framework of the exhibition "YUGAGRO" Krasnodar region and the company "EuroChem" signed a cooperation agreement for 2018. The agreement is aimed at information and consulting cooperation of the parties in the field of chemicals and agrochemical services.
In particular, EuroChem will supply fertilizers to Kuban agricultural producers at preferential prices in 2018. The company will also expand the range of chemicals suitable for use in agricultural production of the region. "Good harvests are the key to the stability of our region. In many ways, they depend on the quality of agricultural work, the quality of applied fertilizers. It is important that they are available to all farmers. EuroChem as one of the strategic partners of our region can provide excellent quality at an affordable price", – commented on the signing of the document the Minister of agriculture and processing industry of Kuban Fedor Derek.
November 30, the development of regional agriculture discussed at the conference "the state of the agro-industrial complex of Krasnodar region in modern conditions." The event was attended by Vice-Governor Andrew Box, Chairman of the Krasnodar regional branch of RSPP Viktor Budarin, representatives of government and business.
As noted by Andrei Korobok, the priority direction in the agricultural sector of the region today is the deep processing of agricultural products with the further prospect of increasing non-resource exports. "The current high yields are our export potential. But not only in terms of raw materials. It is necessary to export with new products of processing – those that are in demand in the world market. Therefore, the processing industry in the Kuban region today comes to the fore", - said the Deputy head of the region.
Also during the conference, the participants discussed the planning of the economy in the agricultural sector. "The basis of the planned economy can be The law on crop rotation, which approves the area of sowing of each culture. This is the only way to calculate the efficiency of the economy and control who and how much grows," Andrei Korobok concluded.
The exhibition "YUGAGRO" is supported by the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation, the administration of Krasnodar region, the Ministry of agriculture and processing industry of Krasnodar region, the administration of the municipality of Krasnodar, IFWexpo Heidelberg GmbH (Germany).
KLAAS is a strategic sponsor of the exhibition.
The General partner of the exhibition is Rostselmash.