Last year, the participants of the Agrostartup program in Crimea grew more than a thousand tons of vegetable products
Andrey Savchuk, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Crimea, said that last year the participants of the Agrostartup program grew more than a thousand tons of greens, vegetables, potatoes, fruits and berries.
Grown farm products are sold through retail chains, at agricultural fairs in cities and regions of the republic, and are also supplied to children’s institutions of the republic, according to concluded contracts. So, last year, our novice agricultural producers sold tomatoes, cucumbers, greens, zucchini, pumpkin, potatoes, as well as pears, apples, blackberries, raspberries and other products for almost 50 million rubles.— the press service of the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Crimea quotes.
Andriy Savchuk also recalled that grant support is being implemented within the framework of the national project «Small and Medium Enterprises and Support for Individual Entrepreneurial Initiatives».
In addition to vegetables, fruits and fruit and berry products, novice farmers are very happy to engage in poultry, beekeeping and animal husbandry. The Agrostartup project allows a novice agricultural producer not only to do what he loves, to start his agricultural business and scale up production, but also to fulfill a key social task — to provide jobs for specialists of various skill levels in rural areas. I emphasize that this is one of the most important components for the economic development and prosperity of our region.— said the head of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Crimea.
- Within the framework of the project, from 2019 to 2022, 54 peasant farms received grant support for a total amount of about 140 million rubles. For 2023, the amount of 30.3 million rubles is planned for this direction. In June of this year, it is planned to start submitting documents for participation in the competition. The grant is provided in the amount of no more than 3 million rubles. The farmer needs to invest his own funds in the amount of at least 10% of the amount of the requested grant. To receive such support, applicants submit application documentation and a business plan to the ministry, on the basis of which they will develop their economy. Both individuals and individual entrepreneurs registered in the current financial year and residing in the rural territory of the Republic of Crimea can apply. After that, they pass a face-to-face interview at the Competition Commission, if the commission makes a positive decision, individuals undertake to register as individual entrepreneurs. Grantees enter into an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture of Crimea for 5 years and undertake to fulfill the indicators for the production and sale of products, as well as to hire at least 2 employees.