Agriculture in the Republic of Crimea accounts for about 14% of GRP. This is the third place after trade and industry.
According to data for 2017, 1527 agricultural organizations (15.0% more than in 2016) and peasant farms and entrepreneurs work in the agricultural sector. The climate allows growing crops in the temperate and subtropical zones.
The area of agricultural land is 1.79 million hectares, 27 million of them are arable land. The sown area of agricultural crops has been 742 thousand hectares in 2018.
Seeds (apples, pears) and stones (plums, peaches, apricots, cherries) crops represent horticulture in the republic.
The climate of the region is also favorable for the cultivation of essential oil crops: roses, lavender, and sage. In the Crimea, there are common technological varieties of vine, which are used to prepare high-quality wines, cognacs and juices. About 100 thousand tons of grapes are produced annually.
Dairy cattle, pig, sheep and poultry are the key areas of animal husbandry. The rapidly growing and popular is food industry. It makes up about 40% in the overall structure of the total manufacturing industry of the Republic of Crimea.
A fifth of all industrial enterprises of the republic and more than 13 thousand people are concentrated in the industry.
Fish factories and workshops of fish farms represent the fishing industry of the Crimea. Fishing is implemented mainly by Kerch fishing fleet.
The region has a wide range of products of its own production. Among them are food wheat, wheat flour, pork, lamb, non-alcoholic and confectionery products, melons and vegetables.
The agro-industrial complex of the republic has a significant potential for attracting investment with appropriate state support and a selection of various investment platforms.
2.6 billion rubles were allocated to support the industry in 2017 and 3 billion rubles in 2018. 150 agricultural investment projects worth 60 billion rubles are being implemented, involving both the development of existing enterprises and the creation of new large agricultural enterprises.