Facts and figures

State support 2018 for beef cattle breeding will be maintained at 19% ($25.1m), crop farming support will be raised by 23% ($30.6m), whereas livestock breeding and milk farming will receive 25,5% more ($32.4m). Support for small business patterns is intended to be boosted from 2.7 to 4.9% ($3.4m up to $6.3m), technical modernisation — from 0.7 up to 1.4% ($900k to $1.8m)

As of 1 November, the region has produced agriculture totalling $2.9bn, which accounts for 104.6% of the same period in 2016

Regional agriculture obtained $99m from federal budget and > $27m from the regional budget in 2017

40% is the growth of pig headcount in the region in 2017. As of late September 2017, Voronezh region counted a total of $19k pig heads

Meat yield in 2017 grew by 9%, milk output – by 7%, if compared to 2016

Voronezh region is a leader in grain, sugar beet and sunflower production

*as of Nov 2017


The Voronezh region obtained over $126m from the federal and regional budgets on the development of agriculture

"Voronezh region is among the absolute leaders in agriculture growth rate, which really amuses: it grew by 9% in the 9 months of this year. I do not even expect such growth anywhere else "

Vladimir Putin, Russian President

"It is vital that we have finally started addressing the issues of comprehensive agricultural areas development"

Aleksey Gordeyev, Special Presidential Representative in the Central Federal District

Investment opportunities of agriculture in the Central Russia and Volga region

30% of national agri-food
is produced in the Central and Volga federal districts
Cultivation area in Russia (2016) totals 79.5m ha (100%)
Central Federal district — 33.2m ha (42%)
Volga Federal district — 23.3m ha (29%)
the share of agri-sector
of districts in gross social product

State support and subsidies
for AIC

  • State programme for the development of agriculture provides for the increase of agri-production by 1.7% annually within 2017-2018; 2019 – 1.8%; 2020 – 2.1%
  • 13.1bn RUB — federal subsidies allocated for short-term concessional lending in 2018
  • 40.5bn RUB — subsidies allocated for concessional investment lending in 2018
  • 222bn RUB annually — projected amount of money aimed at AIC development in the coming 3 years
  • 2bn RUB — expected discount on the purchase of farming machinery, according to the governmental plans