2013 has proved to be a bumper year for the former Soviet state’s agricultural sector, thanks to a sustained investment in greenhouses and inventive technology.
The last year saw southern Kazakhstan increase its greenhouse capacity to 720 hectares with a record of harvest of over 2 million tons by year end.
The future of greenhouses in the region looks set to be secured with the construction of Kazakhstan’s largest greenhouse which will produce crop through innovative drip irrigation systems. The greenhouse will measure 240 square metres and will cost in the region of $30million. It is projected that it will produce over 8500 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables per year.
The giant greenhouse follows on from ten similar projects that are already bearing fruit in the area after a $60million investment by the government.