Chukotka expands its greenhouse business
During a working trip to the Chukotka federal subject, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yury Trutnev visited the greenhouse complex of the advanced development territory Chukotka, built by an individual entrepreneur Ivan Makatrov.
“The existence of the advanced development territories in the Far East made it possible to create several new large greenhouses in various regions, including those with a harsh climate. Tax breaks provide new opportunities for those entrepreneurs who want to grow vegetables. While the entrepreneurs who implement such projects make a significant contribution to improving food security, import substitution, and improving the quality and availability of vegetable products in the Far East,” said Yury Trutnev.
Greenhouse production is based on the cultivation of vegetables of the protected ground in hydroponics using light-efficient lamps. Greenery is grown on the first floor, seedlings and flowers on the second, and cucumbers on the third floor.
“We live in an area of almost impossible farming. We have a large family — seven sons and two daughters. And we have to think about food security and what vegetables our children have on the table. Therefore, we are happy to do our job and are ready to develop our business,” said Natalya Makatrova.
The area of the greenhouses is over 600 square meters. The second and third greenhouse complexes with a total area of 1.2 thousand and 647 square meters are already under construction. In two years the new complexes will allow increasing the production of cucumbers almost fivefold up to 38 tons per year.
The leading Russian producers of water-soluble fertilizers for greenhouse complexes are PhosAgro and Uralchem.