ncreasing the production of vegetables is one of the main tasks in ensuring food security in Russia. According to preliminary data, in the current year, farmers have significantly increased the collection of products of the “borscht set”, while the average yield in the country has increased by 5%.
Thus, 7.2 million tons of potatoes have been harvested in agricultural enterprises and peasant farms, which is 9.1% higher than last year (6.6 million tons). More than 5.2 million tons of vegetables were harvested against 5.1 million tons a year earlier (+2%). In particular, the harvest of cabbage amounted to 953.1 thousand tons (+19.3%), table beet – 416.6 thousand tons (+9.3%), carrots – 841.3 thousand tons (+9, 5%), onions – 1.1 million tons (+ 8.3%). The resulting harvest will largely meet the domestic needs of the country, including processing enterprises.
For the development of vegetable growing in Russia, a set of support measures is being implemented, in particular, a mechanism for concessional lending, subsidies, and compensation for part of the direct costs of producers. Special attention is paid to stimulating projects to create a storage infrastructure. In addition, a federal project developed by the Ministry of Agriculture will start next year, which provides for measures aimed at increasing the production of vegetables and potatoes, as well as the construction of modern vegetable stores.