Alexander Tkachev

Alexander Tkachev
Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
 

Russia becomes global grain superpower as wheat exports explode

Russia becomes global grain superpower as wheat exports explode

It happens four decades after the Soviet Union began to import wheat and maize from the United States to compensate its own harvest

Russia earns more from agriculture than arms sales

Russia earns more from agriculture than arms sales

One of the results of Russia's food embargo against the EU and a weaker ruble has been a remarkable boom in agriculture

 Tkachev: sanctions stimulate agricultural production

Tkachev: sanctions stimulate agricultural production

Today, a bilateral meeting of the Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev and the head of Kabardino-Balkaria Yuri Kokov was held. They discussed the issues …

Cancellation of duties on wheat: advantages and disadvantages

Cancellation of duties on wheat: advantages and disadvantages

The Ministry of Agriculture has asked the government to abolish export duties on wheat in the new 2016/17 crop year (from July to June), the letter by Minister of Agriculture Aleksander Tkachev to supervisor of the …

Russian Agriculture Ministry has no plans to cancel product embargo against Turkey

Russian Agriculture Ministry has no plans to cancel product embargo against Turkey

Russia's Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said today that there are no plans to cancel the food embargo against Turkey in the near future. "It is not planned in the short term," he said. …

 Halal Expo 2016 summed up in Moscow

Halal Expo 2016 summed up in Moscow

The 17th Moscow International Exhibition of the Halal Goods and Services Moscow Halal Expo 2016, which took place in Moscow and was attended by 200 companies from 20 countries and 25 Russian regions, was summed up. The exhibition and Moscow Halal …

Food embargo more beneficial for Russian agriculture than WTO membership

Food embargo more beneficial for Russian agriculture than WTO membership

Russian Agriculture Ministry negatively assess WTO membership, and the industry has restored only with the help of Russia's food embargo. Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said Friday that nothing had come of the …

7th Halal Expo 2016 exhibition opens in Moscow

7th Halal Expo 2016 exhibition opens in Moscow

The 7th Moscow international exhibition-forum Moscow Halal Expo-2016 opened in the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center in Moscow. "The purpose of the exhibition is the development of Russian brands and halal services, attraction of investments into the domestic halal sector, increasing the share of high-quality and environmentally friendly products in the Russian economy, as well as the implementation of the import substitution program," the organizers of the forum said. The industry forums and round tables for professionals, a cooking show, the Best Halal Product of the Year Award, as well as companies that best match to halal standards will be awarded in the framework of the 'business for business' and 'business for consumers' formats.

Russian Agriculture Ministry drafts decree on food embargo until 2017 end

Russian Agriculture Ministry drafts decree on food embargo until 2017 end

The Russian Agriculture Ministry prepares draft Government decree to extend food embargo until the end of 2017. At the same time, the ministry does not propose to expand the list of the products prohibited for …

Alexander Tkachev visits Europe despite sanctions

Alexander Tkachev visits Europe despite sanctions

The Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Alexander Tkachev, was able to go to Europe, in spite of the sanctions, which do not allow him to cross the EU borders. The French authorities, in spite of the restrictive …

Tkachev: I hope we will retain global leadership on wheat exports

Tkachev: I hope we will retain global leadership on wheat exports

Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev expects that Russia will remain a world leader in the supply of wheat in the new agricultural year. …

Tkachev promises farmers 14 billion rubles

Tkachev promises farmers 14 billion rubles

The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia is to allocate 14 billion rubles in 2016 to support agricultural producers and farmers, the head of department Aleksander Tkachev said in the Pozdnyakov …

Tkachev promises increases in food prices will be no higher than inflation

Tkachev promises increases in food prices will be no higher than inflation

The head of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, former Governor of Krasnodar Territory, Alexander Tkachev, believes that an increase in food prices during the current year will not be higher than the official inflation …

Russia may organize green corridor for Iranian agricultural products

Russia may organize "green corridor" for Iranian agricultural products

Russia has agreed to organize a "green corridor" for the supply of agricultural products from Iran in order to intensify the development of cooperation in this field. The head of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, …

 Russia plans to increase grain and meat supplies to Iran

Russia plans to increase grain and meat supplies to Iran

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation plans to increase supplies of grain and meat to Iran. The proposals will be announced tomorrow in the capital of Iran, where Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev will meet with …

 Tkachev to visit Iran

Tkachev to visit Iran

Iran’s Agriculture Ministry has confirmed Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev’s visit to Tehran on January 19. "Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev will arrive in Tehran on …

Medvedev to hold meeting on development of Russian economy

Medvedev to hold meeting on development of Russian economy

Today, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will hold a meeting on sustainable economic development and social stability in 2015, as well as the development of individual sectors of the economy in 2016. The meeting …

Tkachev: agricultural products supplies from Turkey strengthened

Tkachev: agricultural products supplies from Turkey strengthened

The Head of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Alexander Tkachev, said that the government has authorized Rosselkhoznadzor to strengthen control over agricultural products and foods supplies …

Tkachev: about 80% of produce in Russian shops is domestic

Tkachev: about 80% of produce in Russian shops is domestic

Minister of Agriculture of Russia Alexander Tkachev has said that an average share of domestic products in the Russian stores is about 80%. The other 20% is imported goods.  …

Tkachev asks for extra 30 billion rubles for agriculture

Tkachev asks for extra 30 billion rubles for agriculture

Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev has said at a meeting on agriculture that it is necessary to allocate additional 30 billion rubles a year during five years in order to close 99%  of the …

Shoigu, Kadyrov and Naryshkin included on the sanctions list of Ukraine

Shoigu, Kadyrov and Naryshkin included on the sanctions list of Ukraine

The sanctions list of Ukraine, a decree about which was signed today by President Petro Poroshenko, includes Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, the Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, MP of the …

Tkachev gives 10 years for full import substitution

Tkachev gives 10 years for full import substitution

Achieving of full import substitution is possible in Russia in 10 years, said Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev.  Alexander Tkachev underlined that Russia is able to …

Tkachev likes idea of jail sentence for import of sanctions products

Tkachev likes idea of jail sentence for import of sanctions products

Agriculture Minister of Russia Alexander Tkachev has approved the proposal of the Federal Customs Service to toughen punishment for smuggling of sanctions products up to imprisonment. …

Drought won’t prevent us from gathering rich harvest, Tkachev says

Drought won’t prevent us from gathering rich harvest, Tkachev says

"Despite a drought unleashed on 11 regions of Russia, because of which 1.5 billion hectares of farmland has been removed from turnover, this year the country will collect a rich harvest,’’ the head of the Ministry of …

Russia may impose restrictions on imports of foreign wines

Russia may impose restrictions on imports of foreign wines

Russia may impose restrictions on imports of foreign wines Russia may impose restrictions on imports of foreign wines that are not bottled in consumer packaging, the head of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, …

Ministry of Agriculture to hold first grain interventions in Crimea

Ministry of Agriculture to hold first grain interventions in Crimea

State-led purchasing interventions on the grain market in Russia will start from Crimea. Trades will be held at the JSC 'Crimean Exchange', which was chosen for this purpose during a competition, the press service of the Ministry of …

Tkachev: Russia won’t suffer from extension of the food embargo

Tkachev: Russia won’t suffer from extension of the food embargo

According to Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Alexander Tkachev, extension of the list of countries in respect of the food embargo won’t affect the Russian food …

Russia thinking about destruction of sanctions products

Russia thinking about destruction of sanctions products

The Russian president has ordered the government to come up with a plan for destroying foods from the countries on the counter-sanctions list. The Russian Minister of Agriculture, Alexander Tkachev, asked the head of state to allow the …

European wine and confectionery won't be banned in Russia

Russia is not yet ready to ban imports of European wine or confectionery, because it will adversely affect domestic consumers, Russian Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev said.

Tkachev says food embargo#039s expansion will not be radical

Tkachev says food embargo's expansion will not be radical

The list of goods prohibited to import to the territory of Russia will not grow drastically, the Minister of Agriculture, Alexander Tkachev, said. "We have to examine all the proposals. I think there won't be radical decisions to change the list. The list is long enough, we have almost everything on the list," TASS cited him as saying.