The investment project for the production, storage and processing of potatoes and grain crops LLC MAPS in Enotaevsky district may become one of the largest in the Astrakhan region. According to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of the region Ruslan Pashayev, the planned investment is 4 billion rubles.
“It is planned to produce 55 thousand tons of potatoes, 6 thousand tons of grain, build vegetable stores with a total capacity of 36 thousand tons, as well as create 40 additional jobs,” the official wrote on his Instagram page.
The project also acquired high-tech agricultural equipment (5 tractors, 2 loaders, a combine harvester, a planter, a cultivator, and other specialized equipment) and commissioned vegetable stores for simultaneous storage of 9 thousand tons. Pashayev recalled that according to the results of 2019, the volume of potato production here amounted to 11,4 thousand tons.
This year, land reclamation measures were carried out, which allowed to increase the area of planted potatoes to 490 ha. According to the Minister, over 400 million rubles have already been sold out of the total investment.
Recall that MAPS LLC was established in the Astrakhan region in 2018 and specializes in delivering potatoes to the largest Russian processors - suppliers of products for international fast food chains (McDonald's, Burger King) and chip manufacturers (in particular, Lays )
All company products are redeemed and paid for by partners in advance: contracts are concluded until the time of harvest. This allows the manufacturer to have the necessary working capital, and the buyer to receive products at the best price.
According to previously announced plans, about 30 billion rubles should be invested in projects in the agricultural sector that will be implemented in the Astrakhan region in the coming years. In addition, their implementation should provide about 4,5 thousand jobs. Until 2024, it was planned to implement about 150 agrarian investment projects in the region - such tasks were announced before the pandemic.