In the Pamirs (Tajikistan), lemons, oranges, kiwi are grown in an innovative greenhouse


In the Pamirs (Tajikistan), lemons, oranges, kiwi are grown in an innovative greenhouse

08/26/2020

In one of the greenhouses, 3,600 seedlings of tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers are grown in a modern way

At an altitude of more than 2 thousand meters above sea level, Tajik farmers began to grow lemons, oranges and even kiwi, exotic for these places, in greenhouses. They got such an opportunity thanks to the commissioning of two modern greenhouses on 30 acres in an industrial and innovative technological park in the Darvaz district of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region.

In one of the greenhouses, 3,600 seedlings of tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers are grown in a modern way. Another glassed-in greenhouse also grows 1,232 seedlings of these crops, and also experimentally grows seedlings of lemon, oranges and even kiwi seedlings.

These greenhouses are equipped with modern technological equipment made in China, Turkey and the Netherlands.

The greenhouses are 9 meters high and their roofs open and close automatically. The upper part of the greenhouses is connected to a special automated system that provides the facility with warmth in winter and coolness in summer. There is also a special protective part that keeps the evaporating water at high temperatures.

Little labor is used in greenhouses, and vegetables are grown on special fertilizers. Many operations, including maintaining the optimum air temperature inside greenhouses, drip irrigation, enrichment of crops with fertilizers and feeding, are carried out automatically.

These greenhouses are the first modern greenhouses in the Darvaz region and are designed to provide residents of cities and regions of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region with fresh agricultural products.

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The greenhouses are part of the industrial and innovative technological park of the Darvaz region, which, in addition to them, also includes six new production workshops, including the production of soft drinks, the processing and packaging of honey, the production of cardboard and the production of antiseptics, masks, protective clothing and points. Here 100 local residents are provided with permanent jobs, and 70% of them are women and girls – housewives.

The park in Darvaz district was created in a short time on a total area of ​​2 hectares, among the investors are Tajik businessmen and their partners. The goal of the project is to introduce new methods of growing seedlings of citrus trees and production of agricultural products on stony lands, production of import-substituting products and creation of new jobs.

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