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