The Rostov region plans to develop the production of organic products, said the first deputy governor of the region, Viktor Goncharov.
“Now there is a request for organic products, in the future it may be an export component. We are ready to support this direction and subsidize the production of organic products,” Goncharov said.
He stressed that support measures will be introduced as early as 2023 so that manufacturers can start certification.
“In terms of the parameters that involve the production of organic products, we have only one enterprise operating under the Biokhutor Petrovsky brand,” Goncharov explained.
He added that entering the organic market is very difficult, but the region intends to do it.
“Many producers use the brand “farm products” and consumers perceive it as organic. This issue is being dealt with in the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, the State Duma, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation,” said the first deputy governor.
According to him, it is necessary to develop regulations for farm products so that they have their own quality mark.
As reported on the Biokhutor official website, the fields and production sites are located in the Petrovsky farm in the Rostov region, 100 km from the M-4 Don highway. On an area of 400 hectares, 13 types of organic crops are grown, from which cereals, flakes, whole grain flour are produced, and Tonus grain bread is baked. The volume of crop production is 900 tons per year. There are no industrial facilities within a radius of 50 km from the enterprise.
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