The Russian Ministry of Agriculture has issued a statement saying Russia harvested 3.6 million tons of fruits and berries in 2020, which is 2.2% more than in 2019. The industrial sector’s gross harvest reached a record 1.2 million tons, despite unfavourable weather conditions in several areas of the South and North-Caucasian Federal Districts regions.
The increase in production volumes is primarily due to the high pace of modern intensive orchards and farms in development. The leading regions in this area are Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republics of Kabardino-Balkaria and Crimea, Voronezh and Lipetsk Regions. The main types of fruits and berries that are grown in the country are apples, plums, cherries, sweet cherries, apricots, currants, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
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