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The seed plant «Tanais» of the «Lidea» company started to operate in Voronezh region as a part of the «New industrialization of the region» strategic project

The Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev and the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Alexey Gordeev had a working visit to the Voronezh region оn September 7. Together with the governor Alexander Gusev, they visited the seed plant «Tanais» of the «Lidea» company.

The company was founded on September 1, 2020 as a result of the merger of the largest French agricultural cooperatives «EURALIS Semences» and the « CAUSSADE SEMENCES Group». The organization is engaged in the cultivation of hybrids and seed varieties of the following crops: corn, sunflower, soy, rapeseed, sorghum, fodder and cover grasses.

The plant in Pavlovsk is a complex, located on the territory of more than 100 hectares, where research, breeding and production activities will be carried out. The company has invested more than 2,713 billion rubles in the construction of the largest seed plant in the Pavlovsky district. It is planned to implement the second stage of construction with doubling of factory’s capacity and invest about 1.2 billion rubles more. The production capacity of the new plant is
1 million seed units per year by the end of 2026. The launch of the enterprise will provide more than 120 working positions for the highly qualified employees.

Dmitry Patrushev, Alexey Gordeev and Alexander Gusev visited the laboratory of the enterprise, where they got acquainted with the stages of quality control, examined the seed germination chambers and saw the work of specialists at their workplaces. They were also shown an automated warehousing of finished products, a pallet wrapper, a printer for bags of products, a pickling unit and a packaging line.

After that, a solemn opening ceremony of the «Tanais» seed plant took place.

The Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev made a welcoming speech. He noted the positive dynamics of providing domestic agriculture with its home-produced seeds. Their share in the total structure of sowing over the past 3 years shows steady growth, while the quality is also significantly improving.

The Minister of the Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev made a welcoming speech. He noted the positive dynamics of providing domestic agriculture with home-produced seeds. Their share in the total structure of sowing over the past 3 years shows steady growth, while the quality is also significantly improving.

According to Dmitry Patrushev, the domestic agriculture is developing due to the increasing yields, the appearance of home-produced seeds and the possibility for the exporting agricultural products. The involvement of the foreign investors into the project implementation in this sphere and the significant support is allocated for these directions. Enterprises can use preferential loans for the corresponding type of activity. The company managed to enter production in a shortest period.

Also Dmitry Patrushev wished the company further development.

After the welcoming words, the guests pressed the start button to start the first production line. Dmitry Patrushev, Alexey Gordeev and Alexander Gusev left their autographs on the first bag of sunflower seeds.

The Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Alexey Gordeev noted that the construction of this plant is an efficient investment. He pointed out that the major goal is to enhance the domestic seeds production significantly and this enterprise provides for the entire chain of localization, from research and selection to the production and sale of elite high-quality seeds: corn, sunflower, rapeseed and many other crops. The plant is a good help for the sustainable development of agricultural in Voronezh region in particular, as well as in Russia as a whole. Мы понимаем, что у компании есть дальнейшие планы по наращиванию производства семян, — сказал вице-спикер Госдумы.

Alexey Gordeev thanked the foreign partners for the enterprise that opened today, and the Minister of Agriculture of Russia for his attention to the development of domestic seed production.

In turn, the head of the region, Alexander Gusev, thanked the leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture for the unprecedented and effective support provided to regional agricultural enterprises.

Alexander Gusev stressed that over the past 10-12 years, the investment climate in the Voronezh Region has significantly improved that’s why the volume of investments in the region. Especially in the agricultural sector, are increasing. The Government of the Voronezh Region will make every effort to support and improve these processes by introduction of new mechanisms. In particular, a new promising and effective tool for supporting investors — the territory of advanced socio-economic development has been opened on the territory of Pavlovsk. The governor believes, the joint efforts will allow achieving of the core result — an increase in the welfare and improvement of the living standards of the citizens of the Voronezh Region.

After the welcoming speech, the guests pressed the start button to start the first production line. Dmitry Patrushev, Alexey Gordeev and Alexander Gusev left their autographs on the first bag of sunflower seeds.

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