We are growing corn on 50 ha in Aghsu region and GFA is helping us with every step. They sourced the right seed, developed the crop strategy, and handle all daily crop activities.
Green Farms Azerbaijan
Green Farms Azerbaijan is a subsidiary of Green Farms International, which is investing into Azerbaijan’s agribusiness.
GFA aims to develop a sustainable farm business that will contribute to Azerbaijan’s food security while focusing on the preservation of country’s natural resources. We are primarily looking to meet local demand in terms of quantity and quality as well as exporting and raising awareness of Azeri produce abroad.
Currently, GFA is operating on 5,000 hectares of land in the Bilasuvar region but we are looking to establish our presence in other regions while simultaneously developing our present operational base.
We are committed to bringing cutting edge, highest quality, and efficient crop technology and production into local agribusiness while familiarizing ourselves with the local experience and traditional practices, in order to optimize the productivity of land resources.
Our goal is to be a key player in the local agribusiness; therefore, we are implementing a unique, well-structured approach built around bringing added value to the environment we operate in, as we believe this will be crucial in achieving sustainable success.
Green Farms Azerbaijan signed a 49 year lease for a 5,000 ha land plot in Bilasuvar region in May, 2017.
The land plot was previously registered and used as a grazing area but recently has been converted to land suitable for agricultural operations by the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers.
There are a number of obstacles associated with reclamation of the aforementioned land plot: lack of infrastructure, soil quality degradation due to misuse, and unavailability of an adequate irrigation source. However, we have undertaken these challenges and are executing our plan to create a successful agribusiness in Bilasuvar.
We are implementing a crop rotation, which initially will prioritize production of cereal crops. As we improve the soil condition, the rotation will involve crops such as corn, sugar beet, cotton, and fodder crops.
Emergence of barley, wheat and alfalfa crops can be observed
The moisture level of barley crops have decreased and harvest has begun
There is a decent emergence of cotton after irrigation. Now we are cultivating the plot.
The third round of cultivation on the cotton plot has begun, followed by irrigation.
Cotton harvest is upon us! At this stage, we have employed 60 seasonal workers to pick the cotton manually.
Cotton crop after the 2nd round of cultivation and irrigation. Currently there are ongoing works for the 3rd round of cultivation and irrigation.
There is a decent emergence of cotton after irrigation. Now we are in the stages of cultivating the plots.
The moisture level of barley crops have decreased and harvesting is now in full motion.
People from GFA set up drip irrigation for our fig and apricot orchards and are ensuring steady progress for young trees as well as increasing productivity of older trees through nutrient management.