The meeting chaired by the Governor was devoted to the progress in implementation of regional projects «Export of AIC products» and «Establishment of a farmers’ support system and development of agricultural cooperation».
Veniamin Kondratyev stressed that nowadays Kuban stands as a guarantor of food safety and a region with powerful agro-industrial complex.
Fedor Dereka, Minister of Agriculture and Processing Industry of the region, reported that over six months this year the export of AIC products accounted for more than 700 million US dollars.
– A bulk export of grain started in July and will continue until the end of the year. Since the beginning of the year the supplies of export oriented products, namely, fat-and-oil and flour-and-cereals, have increased. Its growth made up to 17%, underscored the Head of the department.
Fedor Dereka reminded that pursuant to the National project it is planned by the year 2024 to build up the export volumes of AIC products up to 3.8 billion US dollar or by 46% as compared to 2018 level. Grain, fat-and-oil, flour-and-cereals and starch products are denoted as commodities with high export potential.
– The capacities for production increment is available. In 2019 we are planning to introduce, at least, 3.4 thousand hectares of the reclaimed area the fact that would enable to build up an additional volume of export oriented products, specified the Minister by adding that this year the financing of the regional project amounts to 1.1 billion rubles.