To date, farmers of Dagestan from an area of more than 6 thousand hectares have harvested 133 thousand tons of potatoes. Moreover, among the leaders - the economy of Khasavyurt (over 28 thousand tons) and Derbent (17,8 thousand tons) districts.
Note that over the same period last year, agricultural producers of the republic harvested 123 thousand tons of potatoes.
In the context of the import substitution program in the region, every year they try to increase the area under planting potatoes and, accordingly, the gross harvest. So, if last year about 396 thousand tons were obtained in the republic, then this year it is planned to collect over 400 thousand tons of potatoes. At the same time, the annual demand for potatoes in Dagestan is about 300 thousand tons.
As farmers themselves admit, Dagestan potato is very popular not only among local residents, but also outside the republic. Local products are distinguished by their taste, are boiled quickly and, most importantly, environmentally friendly.
Recall that special attention is paid to the production of potatoes in the republic as part of the implementation of the priority project for the development of the RD “Effective AIC”.
A source: http://mcxrd.ru