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Russia has a population of over 142 million.

Agricultural land constitutes less than one-sixth of the country’s territory, and less than one-tenth of the total land area is arable. This is due to the harshness of the Russian environment, reflected in the small proportion of land that is used for farming. The agricultural sector employs about one-eighth of the total labour force.

23-33% of the food energy consumed in Russia comes from crops that are not native to the region. Most of these plants’ diversity is found elsewhere on the planet.

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