31 Jul 2023 19:08

Namibia interested in increasing grain shipments from Russia - Rosselkhoznadzor

MOSCOW. July 31 (Interfax) - Namibia is interested in increasing wheat and seed potato shipments from Russia, Rosselkhoznadzor said following a meeting with representatives of the country's Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry at the Russia-Africa forum last week in St. Petersburg.

In this regard, Rosselkhoznadzor asked the Namibian delegates for their current phytosanitary requirements "in terms of quality control and safety of grain, plant products, GMOs, and pesticides, as well as lists of quarantine pests for Namibia which are typical for these products," the report says.

In addition, the representatives from Namibia expressed their desire to get acquainted with the Russian system of phytosanitary control and showed interest in training their specialists at the training center of the All-Russian Research Institute of Plant Quarantine.

The meeting also considered the issues of expanding the range of seeds and planting material, fruits and vegetables for import from Namibia to Russia.

According to the Grain Union, wheat shipments from Russia to Namibia was in the 2021/2022 agricultural year totaled 15,400 tonnes.