• • • DLG-Agrifuture Insights shows the state of farming in Russia and France in 2017
The Russian farmers are predominantly satisfied with the current business situation.
For the thriving exports increase sales of the farms and the strong role of the cash crop producers on the world market supports investment confidence. The most important reason for investing for Russian pig farmers is the expansion of production. For Russian dairy cattle farmers it is necessary to increase production.
· Business situation in France has improved, Strip tillage, digitalisation and management of nutrients main interests to innovate production systems.
Farmers in France are more satisfied with their actual business situation and are more confident for the business development in the upcoming 12 months. This is because of increased prices for agricultural products and the comeback on the international grain export markets. Furthermore, the government announced an investment program to modernize agricultural production. Simultaneously, farmer has to face challenges like improving the international competitiveness in the open agricultural markets, the improvement of animal welfare conditions in livestock farming and the reduction of emissions by agricultural production.