RISS expert also drew attention to the fact that the termination of foreign trade cooperation might also cause a global famine. In the current crisis situation, some countries have ceased importing and exporting activity and banned food exports.
In the post-Soviet countries, the situation is now more or less normal, Kholodkov points out. But the risk of a food crisis still exists, he believes. In Moldova, more than 70% of food products are imported. Moldova’s leadership abandoned the policy of stimulating the domestic trading and developing the public procurement system, as well as it refused to take any measures to promote Moldovan agri-food products on domestic market. “This is the price Moldova has paid for its pro-Western policy, as the EU is opposed to passing laws that could protect the local producer,” he said.
“Speaking of Russia, our country has enough food,” RISS expert concluded.