According to her, to rely on the extension of loans with state will be able those borrowers who entered into loan agreements until 2017. This right they will be available after July 1, 2020. Loans should be taken for the construction, reconstruction, modernization of greenhouses for the production of horticultural products, provided that the term loans subject to such extension will not exceed 12 years.

“the Construction of a modern greenhouse complexes requires significant capital expenditure with a long payback period to an average of 10-12 years. Therefore, the possibility of prolongation will contribute to economic and financial sustainability of farmers”, – said Victoria Abramchenko.

She noted that at the beginning of the pandemic had problems with the supply of fruits and vegetables in the regions of the Far East from China. Because of what happened a short-term jump in prices for tomatoes and cucumbers. However, the situation quickly stabilized “through operational measures to change the internal logistics suppliers and opening an unobstructed path for transport of Asian partners.”

However, the difficulties have forced the authorities to pay more attention to investment projects that reduce the import dependence of the country on certain foods.

As explained in the fruit and vegetable Union, for the greenhouses that implement investment projects on construction of modern complexes, subsidized by 2/3 rate of refinancing from the Federal budget up to 1/3 of the rate from the regional budget. Previously, the decision on prolongation of credits to 12 years was made with respect to farms that started their projects after 2017. While about half of all modern greenhouses have started to implement their projects until 2017.