Mushroom production in Russia has been growing steadily

Wed 23/05/2018 by Richard Wilkinson

Mushroom production has been growing dynamically in Russia, informs Interagro Company basing on its industry and market researches. Thus, mushroom production has doubled during last two years, reaching 20,000 tons by the end of 2017. The experts believe this figure will double again by the end of 2018.

Product embargo introduced by Russia in 2014 became the key factor influencing the development of the industry. Since then, several modern full-cycle mushroom complexes have been being built. The leaders of the industry are Green Line and Russian Mushroom in Krasnodar and Agrogrib in Tula regions. Estimated aggregate production of Russian growers might be 55,000 tons in 2018.

The Ministry of Agriculture is going to invest more than 50 million euro into various projects for modernization of old complexes and building of new ones. However, there are some impediments for the implementation of those projects, believes Andrey Funk, head of mushroom sector of Interagro; some of them are lack of up-to-date technologies and shortage of domestic specialists. Currently Polish specialists have been sharing their experience and teaching Russian staff.

Iteragro is a developer of special agricultural projects in Russia.


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