Will Russia feed the whole world to the detriment of its population?

Investments in agriculture have made Russia one of the leading agrarian powers in the world. Grain harvests in recent years have set record after record, even the "dashing" 2020 was not so bad in this regard. All this has turned our country into the largest exporter of food, policy which can influence the processes taking place in key regions of the planet. But the cost of any Kremlin decisions will now be very high.

First, it should be recalled that ten years ago, the so-called "Arab Spring" took place in the Middle East, which led to the change of many seemingly eternal political regimes. All these events were clearly traced by the hand of Washington, which was ruled by the US Democratic Party. However, these dramatic events did not arise from scratch: there were many factors. Among them were: a large number of unemployed youth, a low level of literacy, and even complete illiteracy of a significant part of the population, high inflation, and most importantly, the problem of rising food prices.

We remember that 2010 was abnormally hot, Russia was then languishing in terrible heat, millions of hectares of forest were burning, and all this led to a drop in the harvest. The result was a forced embargo on grain exports to the Middle East, primarily to Egypt. Immediately the price of bread went up, everything's head, and this had the most sad consequences for the entire region, which turned into a powder keg, where it was enough to light a match to explode. And it really happened. And now history can repeat itself again, but on an even larger scale.

David Beasley, director of the UN World Food Program (WFP), at a special session of the General Assembly earlier warned that the coming year 2021 could be the year of the beginning of mass hunger on the planet caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to him, over 270 million people are at risk of starving to death. This could be the most serious challenge for the UN since the inception of this organization, which Beasley called "a famine of biblical proportions."

The problem will manifest itself in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and again in the Middle East. Against the backdrop of a pandemic and a poor harvest, key agricultural producers developed a food shortage, and with it prices for cereals began to rise. Information came from Egypt that the State Agricultural Agency (GASC) was forced to cancel another tender for the purchase due to their high cost. And these can only be the first signs of the coming storm. The situation in other developing countries is hardly better.

At first glance, paradoxical, Russia, the largest agrarian country, itself faced a sharp rise in food prices. At the end of 2020, President Putin was forced to personally intervene in the case, who was "jarred" by the whole situation. And the reason for the banality is simple: it is more profitable for agricultural producers to sell food abroad, where prices are higher now. Capitalism, happiness, right? The Kremlin had to manually impose an embargo on grain exports, setting protective duties. Now the authorities are thinking about doubling export duties in order to feed their own population.

In fact, a ten-year-old situation is beginning to repeat itself, aggravated this time by the coronavirus pandemic. If, however, the year turns out to be a bad harvest, then a global disaster cannot be avoided. And then the US Democratic Party has returned to the White House.
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  1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 15 January 2021 15: 27
    Everything will depend on who is in power in the Russian Federation. Followers of the EBN drunk can throw out anything to the detriment of the Russian Federation and its indigenous population, they can also bring the Russian Federation to the next revolution, because the people's patience is not iron and the feast during the plague of a handful of crooks, such as Chubais, is pretty tired of everyone. If these gentlemen continue to tighten the belts of the people, they will tighten the rope around their necks.
  2. Cucumbers Offline Cucumbers
    Cucumbers (Cucumbers) 15 January 2021 16: 33
    Investment in agriculture has made Russia one of the world's leading agrarian powers. Yes, part of the country's territory, and a very small one, can be used for agriculture. And the fact that Russia exports a lot of agricultural products does not mean that citizens do not need them. As a result of the policy, the local population cannot afford many products. The country is dying out. It would seem that the population is already catastrophically small, and such an attitude. Now it turns out that even migrants get 30% more for the same job than the indigenous people. In the share of exported products, the share of oil crops, which deplete the land, increased significantly, up to 18%.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 January 2021 18: 10
    1) Russia will not feed the whole world, the forces are not the same.
    Argentina could. But she drives not only wheat, but also corn, oils, meat, etc.

    2) And prices will rise. They do not care about Putin's order to stop the rise in prices.
    this was clear; I don’t remember a single national project or significant assignment that was completed on time. And many have already died unfulfilled ...
  4. Shelest2000 Offline Shelest2000
    Shelest2000 15 January 2021 18: 46
    Will Russia feed the whole world to the detriment of its population?

    Russia is not, but those who are in power (we see these faces in all the media every hour), but for money in a foreign bank - 100500% will be!
  5. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 15 January 2021 23: 54
    Now the revolution in SH is starting. The meat will be grown in reactors without livestock. Likewise, the vegetable economy goes into pavilions with multi-storey shelves. The process is certainly not instantaneous, but it has begun. The grain remains. but science does not stand still.
    1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 16 January 2021 08: 26
      Quote: Vladest
      Likewise, the vegetable economy goes to pavilions with multi-storey shelves.

      Yeah, that's cool, of course. But in my city the bankruptcy of one large agricultural holding, which was engaged in greenhouses on an industrial scale, just began. Do you know why? Electricity and gas tariffs have grown, and sales have dipped due to pandemic restrictions. And the debit did not go with the credit, although technically everything is very competently organized, we worked for many years.
      So it's not just the pavilions.
  6. Japan Offline Japan
    Japan 16 January 2021 13: 16
    “It will - it will be,” but for the last 10 years, they have been silent in huge volumes in Belarus, and then they make products from it - under the brand of the Russian Federation. ! Belarus hi ranks 4th in the world - for dairy products!
  7. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 16 January 2021 13: 18
    Capitalism and Stalinism, socialism in one state does not work and will not work, even with a great GDP. This is reality.
  8. Selling grub is a nice thing, everyone always needs it, regardless of beliefs
  9. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 17 January 2021 12: 33
    Quote: Marzhetsky
    Yeah, that's cool, of course. But in my city the bankruptcy of one large agricultural holding, which was engaged in greenhouses on an industrial scale, just started. Do you know why?

    The world is not limited to one of your city and this agricultural holding. In general, Russia is very specific. For example Tesla in the States are sold for 80 bucks like cakes. How many people in Russia can afford a car for that kind of money? There are many parameters here. Like people's salaries and more. In the end, bankruptcy can also be due to inept management.
    The process has begun. Technology will continue to improve. The future belongs to the industrial SH.
  10. stepset Offline stepset
    stepset 27 January 2021 12: 10
    Will Russia feed the whole world to the detriment of its population?

    Where does the Russian Federation get such land resources?
    86% of the Russian Federation are unsuitable for running a household. activities and permanent residence.
    And from the remaining lands, there are almost no lands with favorable conditions for farming. That is, they are, but very few.
    1. Miffer Offline Miffer
      Miffer (Sam Miffers) 27 January 2021 14: 21
      86% of the Russian Federation are unsuitable for running a household. activities and permanent residence

      Where did this figure come from?
      Lead households. activities and people can live permanently almost everywhere on Earth. For example, in Russia the peoples of the Far North and the Far East constantly live and lead households. activity.
      It is unusable on Mars.
      1. stepset Offline stepset
        stepset 27 January 2021 14: 56
        Quote: Miffer
        Lead households. activities and people can live permanently almost everywhere on Earth.

        Only somewhere you can shoot up to 4 harvests per year.
        And somewhere there is only one.
        And at the colossal cost of heating and lighting greenhouses.
        So - the last lands are considered UNSUITABLE for farming.
  11. Shavkat Kuvatov Offline Shavkat Kuvatov
    Shavkat Kuvatov (Shavkat Kuvatov) 21 March 2021 19: 44
    As long as the government and the oligarchs are in power in Russia, they will feed our people with fodder grain, exporting good grain abroad.