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In Primorye, opened a greenhouse for the cultivation of strawberries using Japanese technology

An experimental greenhouse for growing strawberries has been opened at the site of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). This is the first stage of the project implemented by FEFU, Tokyo Agricultural University (Nodai), Innovation Euro-Asian Trading House LLC and Hitachi group of companies with the assistance of the Far East Investment Promotion and Export Support Agency (ANO API).

Rector of FEFU Nikita Anisimov, rector of Tokyo University of Agriculture Katsumi Takano, representative director and president of Hitachi Triple Win Corp. participated in the opening ceremony of the innovation complex. Masami Aishima, Consul General of Japan in Vladivostok Koichiro Nakamura, as well as faculty members from both universities, Russian and Japanese companies.

“It was here, within the walls of FEFU, that the leaders of our states, Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe, agreed on joint efforts for the development of the Russian Far East. Implementation of the project is one of the steps towards accomplishing the task. Before us is a prototype that combines science and the famous Japanese quality, but very soon 3,000 square meters of such greenhouses will be built in Primorye, ”said Nikita Anisimov.

“The complex that we are opening today is the first joint experience of our universities, but there will be other projects, thanks to which we will be able to grow various fruit and berry and vegetable crops in the conditions of the Far Eastern climate,” said the rector of Tokyo Agricultural University Katsumi Takano.

“Universities, companies, invited specialists from various fields of activity were involved in creating the greenhouse. Much work has been done, and I am glad that today we can begin to grow berries using Japanese technology, ”said the representative director and president of Hitachi Triple Win Corp. Masami Aesima.

According to Koichiro Nakamura, Consul General of Japan in Vladivostok, the FEFU project and the Tokyo Agricultural University are of great importance for strengthening and developing cooperation between Russia and Japan.

The technologies used to create the greenhouse complex are unique both for Russia and for Japan. Light, but very durable construction will be able to protect the plants even in winter - during strong winds and snowfall, the climate necessary for growing and ripening strawberries will be maintained inside.

Students from FEFU and Tokyo Agricultural University, under the guidance of teachers and experienced experts from both universities, will be attracted to work in the greenhouse. In the future, it is also planned to build a nursery, greenhouse production of fruit and berry crops, in particular lettuce and tomatoes, storage facilities for finished products. The goods will be sold both in the Far Eastern Federal District and exported to Japan.

At the second stage of the project, it is planned to build a nursery and greenhouse production of fruit and berry crops (strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.) on an area of ​​2,500 square meters. m, as well as build a repository for finished products. Products will be sold both in the Far East Federal District and exported to Japan. The company is ready to sell strawberry seedlings to the Far East. 

“The Agency provides organizational and methodological support to the investor. As part of the first phase of the project, the investor asks for support in terms of facilitating the import of plant seedlings, necessary fertilizers and equipment. Within the framework of the second stage, it is necessary to assist in obtaining state support measures in the Far Eastern Federal District, ”said Leonid Petukhov, Director General of ANO API.

Recall the protocol of intentions on the creation of an experimental greenhouse, the rector of FEFU Nikita Anisimov and the rector of Tokyo Agricultural University Katsumi Takano signed in December 2018. The parties agreed that the researchers of the two countries will determine how effective Japanese technologies are for growing berries and vegetables in the Far Eastern regions. The finished project was presented in March 2019 on the Day of a foreign investor in Vladivostok.

 

Information provided by the press service of the Agency for the Far East to attract investment and export support

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