In 2019 G.S. Toykeva from the village of Edelbay became a participant in the regional competition “Agrostartup”, aimed at the development of small forms of farms of the agro-industrial complex in the region. From the regional budget, she was given a grant for the construction of a greenhouse and growing vegetables.
Initially, the farmer chose an artificial method of growing vegetables, that is, without soil. The first harvest was only two tons of vegetables. Disappointed in the chosen technology of G.S. Toikeeva decided to reorient production. Refuse coconut fiber with solutions in favor of edelbay land.
Today, there are 1,500 healthy tomato bushes in her greenhouse. Some of them have already formed small green fruits. The first harvest is planned to be received by June 1, and in general, the gross harvest for 2022 should be at least 10 tons of tomatoes.
Later G.S. Toikeeva is going to build a small nursery for growing seedlings. Now she buys seeds and transfers them to a third-party organization for growing seedlings. With a nursery, this need will disappear.
To the question: did the anti-Russian sanctions affect the production of vegetables, Gulnara Sadyvakasovna answers that only partly. G.S. Toikeeva uses domestic fertilizers, and buys seeds from Japan. If the latter disappear from the market, a resident of the village will look for Russian counterparts, but she will definitely not give up her greenhouse.
On a note. Grant support within the framework of the regional project “Agrostartup” has become one of the most popular areas of state assistance. For three years, the total amount of financing for enterprises operating in the agro-industrial complex in the region amounted to 176 million rubles. 60 farms in the Stavropol Territory became recipients of funds on the basis of competitive selection. Including four residents of the Blagodarnensky urban district. This year, 36.9 million rubles have been allocated by the regional authorities for the provision of a grant under the Agrostartup project. The acceptance of documents for the competition has already begun.