Funding source: under consideration
Description and Calculations
One of the most urgent tasks set by the President of Ukraine Mr. Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine today is to prepare a support program to return the temporarily displaced Ukrainians back to Ukraine by creating new jobs within the country.
The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine plans to create new jobs in greenhouse gardening and farming. In order to create additional jobs in the field of gardening it is necessary to supply planting material, trellis / greenhouse kits and drip irrigation equipment; to perform reconstruction of available refrigerators and workshops as well construction of new ones; to supply grocery and berry processing lines. As a result of this program, it is expected to obtain 5,000 hectares of new plantations; about 6,000 hectares of land with drip irrigation and functioning greenhouse complexes, as well as facilities for storage and processing of up to 120 thousand tons of agricultural products.
The development of greenhouse farming will also facilitate the creation of new jobs. The experts of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine thoroughly analyzed Ukrainian greenhouse farming sphere and came to the conclusion that the efficient size of a separate greenhouse farm should be not less than 2 hectares of the land plot with the total area of greenhouses of 15 300 m². In order to build a greenhouse complex it is required to install 17 greenhouses of the following size: width – 9 m, length – 100 m, height – 5 m.
The construction of one complete greenhouse farm will create jobs for 3-4 permanent employees and 10-25 part-time / seasonal employees.
In addition to the above, the construction of new film greenhouse complexes will partially reduce the need to import seasonal vegetables, fruits, and berries. Also, long-distance transportation will not be required as the greenhouse complexes will cover the needs of local customers. And the fuel consumption will go down what is important in modern world.
The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine plans to have in total 100 greenhouse farms constructed as per above project what will help to create jobs for 300-400 permanent employees and 1000-2500 jobs for part-time / seasonal employees.
It should be noted that the cost of construction of 1 separate greenhouse farm with the abovementioned characteristics by a leading European company in this sphere such as Haygrove Limited costs around USD 375 000.
Proceeding from the above all investors and businesses are invited to participate in the process of greenhouse construction. The total cost of the project of 100 greenhouses is USD 37,5 million. At the same time in the initial stage the construction of 10 greenhouse farms with a total budget of USD 3.75 million is mostly anticipated by local consumers.