"I am confident that in the next 7 years we will reach full self-sufficiency, with the exception of the tropical fruits that do not grow in Russia", - said the Minister.
Earlier Tkachev stated that Russia will be able to solve the problem with dependence on foreign seed and genetic base in the agricultural sector in the next 5-7 years.
The Minister noted that Russia "has practically closed their positions" for such categories as poultry, pork, potatoes, sugar, vegetable oil and cereals. However, the shortage of milk in Russia remains, now it makes 7 million tons, said the Minister of agriculture. He pointed out that domestic producers are able to solve this issue during 5-7 years.
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