MINSK, 21 November (BelTA) – Head of the Berkli farm, member of the Brest Council of Deputies Aleksandr Berezin spoke about the import substitution efforts at the farm and how the prices recently changed on farming equipment in an interview on BelTA's YouTube channel.
“We studied the issue of garden sprayers, as we have large areas of fruit and berry plantations. We have developed equipment that helped us take care of the gardens, saving money. We had about 30% of the components imported directly from Western Europe. They buy these components in China, glue their labels and sell them further. We reached out to our Chinese partners, purchased a share of imported parts from them and reduced the share of parts purchased in Western Europe to about 3%,” Aleksandr Berezin said.
The head of the farm said that this approach made it possible to reduce the cost of the product. “We analyzed the cost of those products that are produced and sold to us. We saw that the amounts could be reduced many times. In our case, the price fell by half in relation to Western European counterparts. I believe there is room for action. It will have a direct impact on the cost of harvest. We will move in this direction and develop further. I think we will succeed,” Aleksandr Berezin added.