Russia: Sakhalin to grow roses for Japan

A private investor in Sakhalin, Russia, is planning to grow roses within the area of advanced social and economic development Yuzhnaya. The Moscow based company would create the greenhouse complex at own cost. Most produce would be delivered to Japan. The rest is planned to be distributed in Sakhalin and the neighboring areas.

The Moscow private investment company has recently got interested in the agricultural industrial park created in the northern part of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. “We are planning to construct the greenhouse for growing roses”, shared the representative of the investment company, Ms. Aleksandra Yakhneva. “There is a huge demand for this produce in Japan. With that, the greenhouse acreage in the country reduces by 20 ha every year due to the need for residential areas construction. Japan imports over 60 varieties of roses at 143.8 million euro. The majority of flowers arrive from far away: Kenya, India and Columbia. Therefore, the south of Sakhalin being so close to Japan is ideal for flower production development. The favorable location will give an opportunity to deliver the freshest roses possible to the customers.”

The first crops are planned in 2023.

“It is important to develop production with export potential”, mentioned Mr. Dmitry Lisnevsky, the Minister for the Investment Policies of Sakhalin. “Flower and vegetable growing has such potential because the produce is in high demand in Japanese market. We will try to attract most technologically advanced production and will create highly qualified working places in order to compete in the international arena.”

The rose nursery plans to employ 150 associates. The overall amount of investments should exceed 22 million euro, reports the Corporation for the Development of Sakhalin Region.


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