Putin: Russia provides itself with food by 80%

Russia exports agricultural products twice as much as the products of defense enterprises, said President Vladimir Putin. According to him, the country provides itself with 80% of foodstuffs.

“We now provide ourselves with basic foodstuffs by 80%. This is a serious thing, ”the president said during his conversation with the laureates of the State Prizes (quoted by RIA Novosti). “But it never occurred to us that we could supply food for export. Last year, they came out at $ 30 billion. Twice more than the products of defense enterprises, “- said Mr. Putin. He also expressed hope for the harvest, which, according to the president, should be good.

Recall that at the end of 2020, Russia took 24th place (73.3 points) among 113 countries in terms of food security in the rating compiled by analysts of The Economist Intelligence Unit with the support of Corteva Agriscience. She was next to Belarus, which took 23rd place (73.8). The Global Food Security Index includes the following criteria: food availability, availability, quality and safety, diversity of natural resources and their sustainability. Finland became the leader of the rating.

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