The Russian paradox: Great opportunities for Dutch companies in the Russian agri-food and horticultural sector

J.H.M. Wijnands, N.I. Valeeva, S. van Berkum

Research output: Other contributionPamphlet


Russia aims for improving its food security situation. Although it has abundant agricultural land and water resources, the country imports a significant share of the food it consumes. Despite recent modernisation, efficiency in the whole supply chain including food distribution needs further improvement to meet domestic food demand that continues to increase (both in quantity and quality terms) in parallel with economic growth. Major opportunities are available for the Dutch agribusiness sector, including exports of products and equipment as well as knowledge transfer via sales and direct implementation. The scale and scope of these opportunities have been carefully researched and explained by LEI Wageningen UR on assignment of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The resulting report makes essential reading for all companies looking to do business in Russia today… and tomorrow. Here is a foretaste of what you can learn.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLEI Wageningen UR
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • horticulture
  • agroindustrial sector
  • agribusiness
  • trade relations
  • exports
  • international trade
  • russia
  • market intelligence

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