“Each cooperative unites several farmers, which allows us to solve problems that it can be difficult for farmers to cope alone. For example, the purchase of expensive equipment, large batches of fertilizers at discounted wholesale prices or the formation of large volumes of product deliveries for chain stores, ”said Yevgeny Lyulin, Vice-Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
“So far, the cooperative movement in the Nizhny Novgorod region has not become widespread, but it has prospects. It is necessary to actively inform farmers about the possibilities of working in a cooperative, state support measures. As practice shows, while many farmers do not know enough about this "- emphasized Evgeny Lyulin.
Recall agricultural cooperatives can receive grant support for the purchase of machinery and equipment. Five cooperatives have already taken advantage of such support - 970 thousand rubles were received by the Stimul SSSPK (dairy); 7,5 million rubles - SPSCC “Buturlinsky Niva Market” (dairy, meat, vegetable); 7,5 million rubles SSSPoK - “Agrarnik” (dairy, meat, vegetable); 11,2 million rubles - SPSok "Grace" (meat); 30 million rubles - SPPOK "Success" (dairy).
“Farmers - members of the cooperative, in addition to grants for business development, can receive additional funds to create an indivisible fund of the cooperative. In 2019, 18 start-up entrepreneurs in the field of agriculture have already received such support in the framework of the national project “Small and Medium Enterprises”- added Evgeny Lyulin.
Recall that farmers can learn about the possibilities of agricultural cooperatives in the innovation and consulting centers of the agro-industrial complex of the Nizhny Novgorod region. According to the agency, in 2019, with the help of specialists from the centers, 7 new cooperatives began to work in the region.
So, cooperatives "Senkino" were opened in the village. Zubilikha, Krasnobakovsky district (wholesale trade in vegetables and fruits); "Ray" in with. Small Rybushkino of the Krasnooktyabrsky district (processing and preserving of meat); “Saveliev Family Farm” p. Vazyanka Spassky district (milk and dairy products); "Tonkin flax fiber" in the village. Big Sodomovo, Tonkin District (spinning of flax fiber); "Sharang flax" in the village of Sharanga (growing flax), and two cooperatives in Nizhny Novgorod - "Commonwealth" and "Union" (mixed agriculture and dairy products).
In innovation and consulting centers of the agro-industrial complex of the Nizhny Novgorod region, farmers are advised on legal and economic issues, state support, help in the development of business plans, projects, and provide accounting services. In 2019, more than 1000 farmers used the services of the centers.
In 2020, in 30 regions of the region for entrepreneurs in the agro-industrial sector, seminars will be held on “A set of measures for state support of peasant (farmer) farms and agricultural consumer cooperatives” and “Mechanisms for credit, guarantee and leasing support for small businesses”. The schedule of events can be found on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Resources of the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
A source: Ministry of Agriculture