According to the operational data of the regional governing bodies of the agro-industrial complex, as of October 27, 2020, about 5.3 million tons of vegetables have been harvested in Russia, which is 6% more than in the same period of 2019.
In winter greenhouses, 1.1 million tons have been grown, which is 18.2% more than last year (930.5 thousand tons). The harvest of greenhouse cucumbers amounted to 647 thousand tons (+14.3%) and that of tomatoes to 410.1 thousand tons (+18.6%). In spring greenhouses, 1.13 million tons of vegetables have been harvested during the period at hand. Lipetsk, Moscow, Volgograd, Kaluga, Novosibirsk, the Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories and the Republics of Karachay-Cherkessia, Tatarstan and Bashkortostan are among the top ten regions leading the production of vegetables in winter greenhouses.
As of the above date, 4.15 million tons of vegetables have been harvested in the open ground. The biggest share corresponds to onions (22.3%), tomatoes (18.5%), cabbage (17.8%) and carrots (13.6%).
These results are a direct consequence of the support measures implemented by the state, which have contributed to the sector's development. Within the framework of the incentive subsidies, the constituent entities of the Russian Federation have the right to choose priority areas, which allows the regions to provide additional support to growers engaged in the production of vegetables. There are also mechanisms of grant support for producers and cooperatives and a set of other measures being implemented.