Russia: Tomato production in open ground has risen to a record level in five years

Published Jun 22, 2024

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The All-Russian Field Day, held in Minvody from June 20 to 22, brought together stakeholders to discuss strategies for boosting tomato production in Russia. The meeting, led by Deputy Minister of Agriculture Andrei Razin, highlighted the sector's positive growth over the past five years, with organized sector production reaching record highs of 1.1 million tons in open ground and 724 thousand tons in closed ground. The Astrakhan, Volgograd regions, and the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic have been instrumental in open ground tomato production, contributing to nearly all of Russia's ground tomatoes. Meanwhile, the Stavropol Territory, along with the Krasnodar Territory and several other regions, has shown notable success in greenhouse tomato production, accounting for over half of the country's total tomato production.
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The prospects for increasing tomato production were discussed at the All-Russian Field Day, which takes place from June 20 to 22 in Minvody. On this issue, on the first day of the exhibition, a round table was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Minister of Agriculture Andrei Razin with the participation of representatives of government bodies, industry unions and the professional community. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, in recent years, tomato production in Russia has shown stable positive dynamics. Thus, over 5 years in the organized sector, indicators in open ground increased by 1.2 times to a record 1.1 million tons, in closed ground - by 1.7 times to 724 thousand tons. The Deputy Minister noted the contribution to the development of the production of open ground vegetables in the Astrakhan and Volgograd regions, as well as the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, which together produce about 95% of ground tomatoes. In the cultivation of ...
Source: Rosng
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