Farmers of the Krasnodar Territory (RF) over the past five years have increased the production of fruit and berry products by 53%


Farmers of the Krasnodar Territory (RF) over the past five years have increased the production of fruit and berry products by 53%

07/29/2020

Over the past five years, 8505 hectares of orchards were laid in the Kuban, including 6,750 hectares of intensive-type gardens

If in 2015, 248 thousand tons of fruits and berries were harvested in the Kuban, then in 2019 it is already about 380 thousand tons.

The industry receives significant state support – within five years, its funding has increased by 2.8 times, writes the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.

Back in 2017, the head of the regional Ministry of Agriculture developed a program according to which farmers will be able to receive subsidies for planting orchards with an area of ​​three hectares, and the region will compensate for up to 90% of the costs. And from next year, the Small Garden program was launched. During this time, grants were provided to 46 peasant farms for a total amount of 137.2 million rubles, which made it possible to lay 149.2 hectares of new gardens. In total, over the past five years, 8505 hectares of orchards have been laid, including 6750 hectares of intensive gardens.

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According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Krasnodar Territory, nursery is also actively developing.

– Now there are 20 fruit nurseries in the region, in which over 6 million pieces of fruit seedlings are grown. For comparison, in 2015, their production was only 3 million seedlings. In 2020, more than 730 million rubles were allocated to gardeners of the Kuban from the federal and regional budgets, the department noted.

High yields can be obtained by introducing modern technologies, as well as promoting products, officials say. In 2019 Rospatent registered a new geographical name “Kuban Apples”. Now only apples really grown in the Krasnodar Territory can be called Kuban. In addition, two more brands have been registered – Krasnodarskaya Strawberry and Kuban Early Potato.

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