The state will return to the Far East greenhouses 20% of capital costs and provide an investment loan at 2%
The main part of the consumer basket of the Far East residents is imported fresh vegetables of all kinds. Large-scale supplies are coming to the FEFD both from abroad and from other regions of the country, and in the last 5 years not only the volume in physical terms, but also the share of imported fresh vegetables to the FEFD subjects is clearly growing.
As Growth Technology research shows, commercial production of vegetables by local agricultural organizations and farms adds only 12% - 15% of production, which is 2 times less than harvests from private plots of population.
High dependence of the Far East on foreign and interregional import of fresh vegetables of all kinds, which occupies more than 60% of the consumer market of the Federal District, is obvious.
Especially critical is the situation with provision of the Far East residents with fresh vegetables and greens of low-growing group, which include cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplants, sweet peppers, radishes, leafy salads, spicy greens, etc. Not surprisingly, the main place among the suppliers of fresh vegetables in the region is firmly held by China, although the quality and safety of its products raise reasonable doubts among consumers.
Growing vegetables and herbs in protected soil in the Far East seems very interesting for investors in the agro-industrial complex, especially taking into account the additional support of new greenhouse projects from the state in the form of 20% CAPEX and preferential loans at 2% from 2021, regional subsidies for electricity and tax incentives in the widespread ASEZ.
For more details on the potential of each subject of the Far Eastern Federal District for the construction of new industrial greenhouses, see the study "Greenhouse Vegetable Production in the Far East-2021". The state, potential and forecasts of Russian greenhouse vegetable production in general can be found in the ready-made study "Greenhouse business in Russia - 2021: industry results and forecasts to 2023".