Russia Has Capacity To Produce Much More Grain - Minister

Russia should increase grain production, especially in the circumstances of the world food crisis, declared Victor Zubkov, the First Vice-Premier of Russia, on July 24.

In 2008 Russia expects 85 mln tonnes grain crop, up 3 mln tonnes as compared to the previous year.

But Mr Zubkov points out that as long ago as 1992 Russia harvested 106 mln tonnes of grain, and according to the world standards, every country should have about one tone of grain per person, that's why Russia should target to harvest nearly 143 mln tonnes of grain, declared Mr Zubkov.