Farm milk, meat and vegetables should be sold not only in the markets, but also in large chain stores. This was pointed out at a meeting of the Committee of the Federation Council on agrarian and food policy and environmental management, its first deputy head Sergei Mitin, Vmeste-RF reports.
The senator stressed that Russian farmers should be given the opportunity to use all sales channels, this will make the products of small agricultural enterprises more accessible to Russians.
Mitin stressed that 816 markets are unlikely to be able to compete with 65,000 stores. In this regard, the senator urged to think about how to make sure that small farms can take advantage of markets, fairs, non-stationary points, and chain stores.
At the same time, the first deputy head of the agrarian committee suggested using the experience of creating agricultural aggregators when developing state support measures for markets for farm products.
It is necessary to pay attention to the regional experience of helping farmers in the distribution of agricultural products, he noted. For example, in the Lipetsk region, an agro-aggregator, created with the assistance of the regional authorities, is very popular with farmers, which helps the farmer with the document flow when delivering products to retail chains, as well as with the labeling of goods.
The senator recalled that work on additional measures to support the marketing of farm products is being carried out as part of the instruction of the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, which was given during a meeting with secretaries of state in December 2022.
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