The Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the region has begun to pay state support. The first 28 million rubles have already been received by Moscow Region farmers for the development of the vegetable industry this year.
Of the 177 million rubles for 2022, 53.5 million will be allocated for growing greenhouse vegetables and 123.5 million for open ground vegetables.
To date, the Moscow Region already ranks first in the Central Federal District in the production of open-ground vegetables – cabbage, carrots, onions and beets.
The total coefficient of self-sufficiency in vegetables in the Moscow region today is 56.6%.
“Increasing the production of vegetables is one of the key tasks for ensuring food security in the country,” said Georgy Filimonov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Moscow Region. “This year, thanks to state support, an increase in the gross harvest of vegetables in the Moscow region by 11% is expected, which will cover most of the needs of the inhabitants of the region in vegetables grown by local farmers.”
Despite difficult weather conditions in 2021, the gross harvest of vegetables amounted to 515.4 thousand tons, which is 43.3 thousand tons more compared to 2020.
To date, 58 producers from 23 districts of the Moscow region are engaged in the cultivation of open ground vegetables in the Moscow region.
More than 30 types of vegetables are grown in the Moscow region. The main composition of the products is carrots, beets, onions, cabbage. Some agricultural enterprises also grow various types of lettuce, lettuce, zucchini, eggplant and other types.
Agricultural producers of the region plan to increase the area under sowing of open ground vegetables this year by 3.8% compared to last year. In total, the farmers plan to sow open-ground vegetables on an area of 8.2 thousand hectares.