Construction of film greenhouse complexes
Today one of the most urgent tasks, set by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, is to prepare a program to support the return of temporarily displaced citizens to Ukraine, in particular the creation of working places for them.
The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine plans to create new working places in horticulture and greenhouse farming. Thus, to create additional working places in the field of horticulture (up to 100 thousand working places on a permanent basis, as well as up to 220 thousand working places of seasonal workers) it is necessary to supply planting material, wallpaper construction and drip irrigation installation; new construction and reconstruction of refrigerators and shops; to supply commodity and berry processing lines in the amount for USD 49.6 million in total. As a result of this program, it is planned to obtain 5,000 hectares of new plantations; about 6,000 hectares of land with drip irrigation and built wallpaper, as well as facilities for storage and processing up to 120 thousand tons.
The development of greenhouse farming will also facilitate creation of new working places. The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine specialists deeply analyzed Ukraine's greenhouse farming sphere and summarized that the efficient size of a separate greenhouse farm should be not less than 2 hectares of the land plot and about 15 300 m² of total greenhouses. To cover mentioned square we need to mount 17 greenhouses of the following size: width – 9m, length – 100 m, height - 5m.
The construction of one such separate greenhouse farm will create 3-4 permanent working places and 10-25 temporary/seasonal working places.
In addition, the construction of new film greenhouse complexes will reduce the dependence from the part of the seasonal imports of vegetables, fruits, and berries. Also, it will facilitate the reduction of the logistical greenhouse products delivery in the region. As a result, the reduction of fuel needs, which is currently critical in the ongoing fuel crisis.
The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine is planning to build 100 mentioned greenhouse farms which will help to create 300-400 permanent working places and 1000-2500 temporary/seasonal working places.
It should be noted that the price to build 1 separate greenhouse farm with the abovementioned characteristics by the leading European company in this sphere such as Haygrove Limited is about USD 375 000.
We appeal to you with the request to help to start the process of building greenhouses. The total price of all greenhouses is USD 37,5 million. But in the first stage, we need and will be very appreciated your financing to buy and build the first 10 greenhouse farms with a total price of USD 3.75 million.