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Russian agriculture struggles to meet self-sufficiency challenge

Posted on 20 August 2014

The harvest workers at Sovkhoz Lenina carry the apples to the trailer one bucket at a time. Soon the ripe load piles up under the balmy sun, ready for customers in nearby Moscow, who are hungry for fresh, healthy, homegrown produce.
Since the Russian government banned food imports from western countries earlier this month in retaliation for sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, Moscow has been trying to persuade consumers that domestic produce is better and telling farmers that Russian agriculture’s time has come………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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