Fifteen New Farms to Open in Ulyanovsk Region under Agrostartup Programme
The region announced winners of competitive admissions for farm projects eligible for grant support.
The Agrostartup grant is provided as part of the federal project "Support System for Farmers and Rural Development Cooperation" within the national project "“Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Support for Individual Entrepreneurs” initiated by President Vladimir Putin.
As noted by Governor Sergey Morozov, despite the difficult economic conditions, the region was able to keep all support measures for the agro-industrial sector. Thanks to them, the livestock industry of the region sees positive dynamics. The number of livestock has increased, and the same goes for production of milk and meat.
According to Mikhail Semyonkin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Ulyanovsk region – Minister of the Agro-Industrial Complex and Rural Development, the Agrostartup project's goal is to increase incomes and living standards of rural residents by creating and developing small and medium-sized enterprises, which include peasant farms and agricultural consumer cooperatives. He said, “Today, farming is a dynamically developing sector that quickly adjusts itself to the new economic realities. The industry's output confirms it. That is why we will continue financing programmes to support aspiring rural entrepreneurs and family farms with livestock.”
Sixty-two enterprises submitted applications for participation; fifty-eight of them were allowed to take part in the competitive selection following the compliance review.
Meetings of the grant committee, during which participants presented their business projects, were held on 29 and 30 June. Fifteen best ideas were approved. The grants awarded totaled 49.5 million rubles.
“Agrostartup received many interesting business ideas. It was not easy to choose the best among them. It should be noted that farmers who were not selected can apply for competitions under our other programmes after improving their business plans,” - said Margarita Evarestova, Head of the federal project "Support System for Farmers and Rural Development Cooperation".
“I am proud of being the winner. There were many applicants with worthy projects, but I am very pleased that I was praised and selected among the winners. I have a lot of plans to implement,” - said Andrey Kazanchev, winner of the Agrostartup competitive admissions.