The interested investor is the Turkish company Mir Holding. Representatives of the firm agreed to the aspects of a vegetable production project during a meeting with officials of Russia's Ministry of Economic Development following a concept presentation of the enterprise.
As production costs in Russia increase, greenhouse enterprises in Russia are requesting the country's authorities to allow fertilizer producers to inflate the cost of their products on the inflation rate, but, at the same time, representatives of these companies insist that this measure is contrary to the rules of the World Trade Organization.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin made an official visit to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, on December 10 to discuss a strategic partnership with the country's authorities.
Regional authorities continue to support the development of the fruits and vegetables sector of Kuban's Agro-Industrial Complex, and Alexander Tkachev, governor of the Krasnodar Krai, at the last roundtable of "Kuban Yamarki" commented on the need for subsidies and the application of new technologies.
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Governor of the Astrakhan Region Alexander Zhilkin was quoted by the information service Interfax-Yug as having said that the region's production volume could double as soon as next year.
According to the information portal Ratail.ru, quoting a source from Rossiyskaya Gazeta – Business, this year Russia's melon crop exceeded 1.5 million tonnes. In 2013, the total reached 1.4 million tonnes.
The cost of a project specializing in raising, processing, packing and storing vegetable products, is estimated at 800 million rubles ( about $22.5 million or about 16.8 million EUR).
According to RIA Novosti, on July 26, farmers of the southern regions of Moldova blocked a portion of a highway that leads to the customs office of Attack-Mogilev-Podolsky.