OREANDA-NEWS  Russian farmers have warned about the impending shortage of pork in the country and an increase in prices for it by at least 10-20 percent. This was stated by representatives of the Association of Peasant (Farmer) Farms of Russia (AKKOR) in a conversation with Izvestia.

The spread of the African swine fever virus (ASF), as well as a reduction in livestock and more favorable export prices for pork, which encourage farmers to reduce sales on the Russian market, can lead to such a situation.

"The situation is very serious, because we are talking about the food security of the country. Prices will definitely rise, as there is a shortage of meat on the domestic market," said Alexander Shipulin, chairman of the AKKOR council, creator of the peasant (farmer) farm "Teply Stan" in the Krasnodar Territory.