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WWF-Russia will help to build and equip a new production facility in Esso, Kamchatka

02 december 2019
More then a million rubles was granted to the “Kamchatka NTFP” Association to build a new facility for processing non-timber forest products. The money will be spent on necessary equipment and construction supplies.

WWF-Russia started to support entrepreneurs, who collect, process, and market non-timber forest products such as berries, mushrooms and herbs in 2013. Since then, a number of local businessmen with support from WWF-Russia have broadened the range of products coming in the wide local market. Their products are presented regularly at the Days of the Far East Festival in Moscow.

The production facilities built and equipped with support from WWF-Russia operate in Sobolevo, Elizovo and Milkovo districts of Kamchatka krai. A new facility will be constructed in the village of Esso, Bystrinsky district. It will be equipped with a blast chiller for frozen berries and mushroom production, an industrial cooking kettle for jam production, containers for bracken salting, and a refrigerator for products storing.

“The facility will accept plants and berries gathered by local communities, thus providing legal source of income for people living in the villages of Esso and Anavgai, and also for the communities located in the southern part of Ust-Kamchatsky district,” said Sergey Rafanov, the director of WWF-Russia’s Kamchatka/Bering Sea Ecoregional Office.

Meanwhile, “Kamchatka NTFP” Association sells four kinds of jams, salted bracken, frozen berries and about ten types of herbal tea, all harvested, produced and packed in Kamchatka.

For additional information please contact
Head of WWF Kamchatka/Bering Sea Ecoregional Office