A new conception of production and processing of agricultural products has been developed by specialists of the Ministry of Agriculture and Processing Industry of the Krasnodar Krai. According to the press service of the ministry, there are plans to create at least seven of such centers in the Krasnodar Krai.

"Today, already the Krasnodar Krai is first among the subjects of the Russian Federation in terms of production volume of Fruits and berries and is in third place by production of Vegetables. An additional increase in the production of Fruit and Vegetable products in Kuban is hampered by the lack of an established system of preparation and implementation," according to the press release.

In 2010, there were already more than 30 storage facilities in the Krasnodar Krai for Fruit and Vegetable products and five wholesale distribution centers with a total capacity of 145 thousand tonnes.

"A Kuban delegation visited the Vegetable stores and wholesale distribution centers of different capacities and organizational-legal forms: from farms and individual entrepreneurs to agricultural supply and marketing cooperatives," according to the press release.

This measure, according to representatives of the executive and legislative branches of Kuban, will be the basis for a decent infrastructure program of import substitution.

Source: FruitNews (Russian)