How we wrote earlierOn May 31, 2021, an online seminar will be held to assist owners of greenhouse farms in Turkmenistan in mastering advanced technologies. The event, the participants of which will be international experts and representatives of SPPT, is held by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Applications for participation will be accepted until May 24.
Recently, the government of Turkmenistan has been actively involved in measures aimed at replacing imported vegetables, berries and fruits with domestic counterparts. Entrepreneurs engaged in the development of greenhouses are assisted by preferential loans. They are also assisted with the purchase of modern equipment that will increase the productivity of greenhouses. As a result, it will be easier and more profitable for those who decide to start a business in this sphere from scratch now.
The guests of the upcoming online seminar will be three international agribusiness experts involved in developing greenhouse projects and farming - Ian Engkhoven, Kees Coleman, Tim Morton. They will tell the Turkmen entrepreneurs about their experience in greenhouse farming and the latest innovations, as well as give answers to questions.
During the seminar, a representative of SPPT will also give a presentation that will highlight the achievements of Turkmen entrepreneurs working with greenhouses over the past five years.
According to the State Statistics Committee of Turkmenistan, since 2015, 36 large greenhouse complexes have appeared in the country. According to the results of January-March this year in Turkmenistan increased production of vegetables compared to the same period last year by 24.8%. Fruit and berry production in the first quarter of 2021 grew by 3.2% more than in the same period of 2020.
The opening of new greenhouses is not only to increase the production of useful agricultural products, but also to create hundreds of jobs. Only in March of this year as many as 6 large-scale greenhouse complexes opened in the country, which together occupy an area equal to 35 hectares. It is expected that 8,750 thousand tons of vegetable production will be grown in those farms annually. About 400 people will work in the greenhouses.
In accordance with the instruction of the Turkmen leader, the country will increase production of citrus and bananas. It is also planned to further increase the number of greenhouses.
At the moment there are over 100 modern greenhouses on the territory of Turkmenistan, occupying a total area of 350 hectares.
Source and photo: tstb.gov.tm