Russia¿s economy is booming; that¿s no news. Certainly not for Dutch agribusiness, looking at the steady increase of Dutch exports and investments in Russia. Not only our bigger agro-industries are involved, also medium size companies have found their way to access a market of 143 million consumers. This growing interest in business opportunities in Russia, has led the Agricultural Counsellor at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Moscow4 to commission a quick analysis of ongoing trends in Russian agriculture, reviewing scenarios on future developments in the agro-food sector and their implications on the opportunities of Dutch Agribusiness. Dutch entrepreneurs, representing different agro sectors, were asked for their experiences in doing business with, and in, Russia. The sample included firms which had been active in Russia, firms currently active in Russia and some contemplating whether or not to enter the Russian market. This brief limits itself to a list of the 10 most striking lessons on doing agro business in Russia, as seen through the eyes of Dutch agro entrepreneurs.
|Place of Publication||Wageningen|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Name||Markets, Chains and Sustainable Development Strategy & Policy paper|
Belt, J. C., van Berkum, S., & Roza, P. (2007). Dutch Agribusiness in Russia: a review of enterpreneurs' perspectives. (Markets, Chains and Sustainable Development Strategy & Policy paper; No. 5). Wageningen: LEI.