Estonian farmers look for new markets in eastern direction
Tallin, Estonia, Nov.11
By Kulpash Konyrova - Trend:
Estonian farmers and agricultural producers are looking for the new markets in the eastern direction due to the economic sanctions against Russia, the Minister of Agriculture of Estonia Ivari Padar told Trend.
"Today, our agricultural producers, farmers engaged in the production of dairy products, are aimed at the search for new markets in the eastern direction - in the countries of Central Asia, the Arab world, in connection with the sanctions against Russia," said Padar.
He said that the matter rests not only in sanctions, but in the fact that the Russian market is very unpredictable for Estonia, "like a roller coaster."
The issue is supply of Estonian products to Asian markets through Russia, he said.
"And we consider and intend to learn what products of our agriculture can be sold on your (Kazakhstan) market," said the minister. "For example, in the Arab countries, meat products must have halal standard. And perhaps it is also important for Kazakhstan. That is, we need to explore the needs of your market."
He said that the Estonian farmers, in particular, can provide their tribal calves cattle of meat and dairy.
Estonian breeders have achieved results, and they have 8,000 liters of milk yield per year from a cow. In addition, much attention is paid to the breeding of beef cattle, the minister said.
It was previously reported that Kazakhstan intends to send its meat to export.