Mr Vladimir Vladimirov, Governor of the Stavropol region, named agriculture the major development driver of the region in his annual message to the House of Assembly.
Stavropol agriculture is proud of its success:
— high wheat yield;
— 25% of Russian lamb export;
— 20% of poultry export;
— since 2014 meat production grew by 36%;
— greenhouse vegetable production: two times increase of greenhouse area and three times growth of protected ground vegetable output;
— 16% of Russian tomatoes are produced in Stavropol.
According to the Governor, the region is the leader of greenhouse vegetable farming in Russia. Cotton planting and fruit nurseries development are reviving.
44 new farms, 14 processing facilities, including 9 new plants have been established in the region for the last five years.
“Q: Has Stavropol managed to make a breakthrough? A: We’ve just started it!”.
Announced the success, the Governor turned to the tasks.
“Our agriculture has a huge potential which we will have to develop. The support points are amelioration, export growing, seed farming development, super-intensive horticulture, milk and pedigree livestock farming, underlined Mr Vladimirov.
If the tasks are completed, then by 2024 we will be able to increase meat production by 20%, milk output – by 33%, greenhouse vegetables yield – 1,5 times, fulfilling one third of the Russian market with Stavropol tomatoes.
Meanwhile the stake will be made not only at large agricultural companies but at smaller households – farming and agricultural cooperatives.
The Governor paid special attention to the development of farming and agricultural cooperatives to provide stable development of rural areas. The region will continue to support them.
Source: www. stavropolye.tv