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The harvest of greenhouse vegetables in the Russian Federation in 2023 increased by 5%

Published Feb 23, 2024

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Russia's vegetable harvest in greenhouses saw a 5% increase in 2023, reaching 1.68 million tons. The country has achieved self-sufficiency in cucumber and champignon production due to an increase in greenhouse areas and yields. The Greenhouses of Russia association plans to further boost production by focusing on salads and other green crops, and expanding the cultivation of flowers, including roses.
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The vegetable harvest in greenhouses in Russia in 2023 increased by 5% compared to 2022 and reached 1 million 680 thousand tons. Domestic companies have become self-sufficient in growing cucumbers and champignons, Alexey Sitnikov, president of the Greenhouses of Russia association, told TASS. “In 2022, we produced 1 million 600 thousand [tons], and this year 1 million 680 thousand tons. This growth was achieved not only by increasing the area [of greenhouses], but also by increasing yields," Sitnikov said. According to him, over the past few years the supply of cucumbers and champignons in Russia has increased significantly. “6-7 years ago we had a 48% supply of cucumbers and 30% of tomatoes. Now we are fully self-sufficient in cucumbers and 63% in tomatoes. <…> In the same 2015, we produced about 30 thousand tons of champignons, and now 130 thousand tons. <…> Previously, 70% of champignons were imported, now we produce our own champignons domestically at a cheaper price,” said ...
Source: Kvedomosti
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