Eugene is a freelance journalist writing for IEG Policy and IEG Vu. He covers multiple agri-food sectors and has a deep knowledge of the markets and the agri-politics of Russia and the CIS countries.
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Igor Chaika, son of Russia's Prosecutor-General Yury Chaika, aims to become one of Russia’s largest producers of canned mushrooms and other canned vegetables, with the aid of the Moscow city authorities who will contribute 20% of the estimated RUB3.0 billion (USD45 million) cost.
US poultrymeat exporters are looking to build on recent growth in the CIS region amid fears over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Russia plans to start regular supplies of canned food to Argentina and, possibly, to other Latin American countries region this year. Russia’s agriculture ministry agreed the deal during a recent visit to Russia Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri.
Chumak, one of Ukraine’s largest producer of ketchups and sauces, says it will raise production to meet higher export demand from EU retail chains.
Russia is planning a large increase in its cherry production in the coming years. It also intends to become a serious exporter of cherry juice.
German carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) maker ELL Deutschland GmbH intends to expand its operations in Russia this year.