The problem of greenhouse vegetable availability in winter will be resolved within the next few years, BelTA learned from Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko after a conference held to discuss greenhouse farming at OAO DorORS.
Roman Golovchenko said: "The production of vegetables of the so-called borscht variety [potatoes, onions, carrots, beetroot] is way in excess of the domestic demand. All the so-called autumn vegetables are stored in stabilization funds, storage facilities of organizations, and so on. There are problems with protected ground products in certain periods of time such as cucumbers, tomatoes, culinary plants, and flavoring herbs."
n his words, the total output of these crops also exceeds the domestic demand, but the domestic output of vegetables is insufficient in winter or in the autumn-winter period. "For instance, we satisfy about 40% of the demand for cucumbers. There are no problems with supplies because we can import them from friendly countries, but their price is higher. This is why it is necessary to balance the production of greenhouse vegetables in Belarus in order to prevent supply shortages in the winter period."
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