The market for Tambov potatoes needs to be expanded. This issue was the topic of the meeting in the Department of Agriculture of the Tambov region. Potato growers and experts discussed pricing and marketing of this year's agricultural crops.
As the meeting participants noted, at the moment, in the field of potato pricing, as in many regions of the country, the situation is not simple. So, the cost of one kilogram of potatoes this year is ten rubles. Moreover, its purchase price is projected at about the same cost - ten rubles.
In addition, it is necessary to expand the scope of sales of agricultural crops. Large retail chains in the region do not buy potatoes of local producers, since it cannot provide the store with the necessary volume of products. To solve this problem, experts from the regional agricultural department suggest that potato growers in the region join together in agricultural cooperatives or special communities to provide the necessary volumes of produce.
The fact that solving problems together is easier said by the chairman of the Association of Peasant (Farm) Farms and Agricultural Cooperatives of the Tambov Region Tatyana Perederi.
“So far, no state programs support potato production. We hope that new measures will help change this situation, ”she said.
So, the Tambov AKKOR is considering the possibility of joining the Potato Union of Russia for the successful promotion of its proposals.
In addition, to help local producers, experts plan to organize work to increase sales outlets for potatoes in the region.
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