According to the forecast of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, the gross harvest of potatoes in 2019 will increase to 22,8 million tons. Last year, its production in all categories of farms amounted to 22,4 million tons, which exceeded the result of 2017 by 3,2%.
To support potato producers, the Ministry of Agriculture implements a set of measures, in particular, within the framework of a “single” subsidy, as well as unrelated support in the field of seed production, the federal scientific and technical program for the development of agriculture for 2017–2025 (FNTP).
One of the directions of import substitution of potatoes is also the development of agrological infrastructure of the market for agricultural products, raw materials and food. So, in 2018, 375 potato and vegetable storages were put into operation with a total capacity of one-time storage of 1 thousand tons.