The food security of the Far East continues to be the number one topic in the government. Moscow wants and does everything in its power to ensure that the district grows vegetables and fruits independently and does not depend on anyone. Currently, the next package of support for agricultural producers in the Far East is being launched.
The Ministry of Agriculture has again set itself the task of facilitating the conditions for the work of farmers in the Far East. The goal is to stop waiting for supplies from Central Russia and switch to our own products, which are much cheaper and easier.
First of all, new support measures will be aimed at increasing the level of self-sufficiency in vegetables. Submit a support project as soon as possible. In the meantime, in every possible way they motivate the Far East to build greenhouses, they are even ready to reimburse 20% of the actual cost of the object.
Producers promptly responded to this opportunity and in 2021 harvested a record 32,000 tons of protected ground vegetables (an increase of 16%). In 2022, they expect an increase to 35 thousand tons. The maximum level of self-sufficiency in vegetables and gourds was reached in the Sakhalin region – 62.4%, Buryatia – 58% and Primorye – 52.2%. In total, there are 21 greenhouse complexes in the Far Eastern Federal District. 9 more facilities are being built, the commissioning of which will increase the harvest by 16 thousand tons per year.
In July, in Khabarovsk, the presidential envoy to the Far East, Yuri Trutnev, drew the attention of the governors that the regions do not fully provide themselves with food. The plenipotentiary suggested that the heads of regions pay more attention to the development of agriculture. So, they promise to solve the problem with vegetables by 2028. Greenhouse complexes with a total area of 80 hectares will be built to grow fresh vegetables. As a result, the self-sufficiency of the FEFD in greenhouse products will increase from 24% to 80%.