More than 900 ha of gardens have been established this year in the Tambov region

Tambov authorities have labelled gardening as one of the top priorities of regional agriculture development in the short run. For the first time in recent years gardening receives support as of 335m RUB.

Alexander Nikitin, Governor of the Tambov region, has set the goal to establish 50 ha of perennial plantings in each region’s area. A total of 907 ha were established this year across the region, including 698 ha of intensive gardens.

As reported by the regional authorities, Tambov region has to top the list of fruit and berry producers in a couple of years. This is the focus area of import substitution policy initiated by the President Vladimir Putin.

Boosting the garden areas was promoted by reimbursement of establishing, operating and clearance costs. Another industry support trend is developing small farm gardening. 14 newbie farmers obtained grants totaling 20m RUB for establishing orchards this year.

In addition to financial support, gardening newcomers receive consulting assistance with regular seminars arranged in the region, highlighting the existing government support measures, theoretical issues and best practices, such as crop, variety and technology selection methods.

Andrey Neduzhko
CEO
STEP Agriholding

Oleg Ryanov
CEO
Yuzhnye Zemli

Ivan Ustyugov
CEO
Nash Sad

Artem Kanunnikov
Chief Agronomer
Fillipov AG (Grigorevskie Sady)

Evgeniy Akhpashev

Director of Food and Processing Industry, Ministry of Agriculture of Russia

Peter Chekmarev

Director of Crop Farming, Mechanisation, Chemicalisation and Crop Protection, Ministry of Agriculture of Russia

Alexander Prodan
Chairman
Malinovij Don

The company is specialised in fruit and berry rootstock and planting stock cultivation, fresh fruit, berry and vegetable production and processing. Poultry farming and pond fish breeding. Total area: 200 ha. The launch of a refrigerator section, modernisation of a processing section, and establishment of base raspberry, honeyberry and blackberry nurseries is also planned.

Zamir Balkizov
CEO
Sad-Gigant Ingushetiya

Today it is a pilot project and a gardener training base in the republic. Sad-Gigant Ingushetia intends to provide the region with new fruit varieties. At present, the orchard produces more than 15 apple varieties, cherry, plum, peach, and nectarine.

Alexander Lukyanchenko
CEO
Yagody Chernozemya

Igor Tyurin
CEO
Plodovoye

Plodovoe is one of the major Russian enterprises producing apples, sweet cherries, plums, cherries, apricots and cherry plums. The enterprise annual capacity is more than 10000 t of apple, 1200 t of sweet cherry, and 300 t of plum.

Aslanbek Khaupshev
Founder
Sady Elbrusa

Elbrus Gardens operating since 2008 is engaged in agriculture based on latest technologies for product quality enhancement. Core activity is laying perennial plantation, fruit and apple tree orchards, further product storage, processing, picking, packaging and trade. A fruit and vegetable storage facility as of 5 000 t with built-in equipment is launched.

Anatoly Kutsenko
Director for Economy, Investment and Agriculture Markets Regulation
Ministry of Agriculture of Russia