GFA Crop Strategy
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; we are, therefore, 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
Area: 171 ha; Tonnage: 428 T; Moisture: 13.5%-14%; Protein: 13%
One of the primary goals of Azerbaijan is to reduce its import dependence on cereal crops.
In 2017, 1.2 million tons of wheat was imported into the country, which represented approximately 40% of our consumption.
Area: 1316 ha; Tonnage: 3325 T; Moisture: 14.5%; Protein: 12%
One of the primary goals of our government in agriculture is to reduce Azerbaijan’s import dependence on cereal crops.
Another strategically important cereal that is currently being imported is barley. Producing wheat and barley will contribute to food security and import independence.
Area:240 ha; Tonnage:2160 T; Moisture:24%; Protein:18%; Bale size:20 kg
Alfalfa is the primary fodder crop used for animal feed especially in dairy. It is a product that is in high demand all year round, therefore growing it and storing it to make it available for customers at all times is a priority to us.
Area: 380 ha; Tonnage: 1520 T; Moisture: 12-13%; Protein: 9-10%
Corn is a strategically important crop that is being used in animal feed and food industries. Many poultry and beef farms, as well as the Corn Processing Company are struggling to find steady local supply of corn. The demand for this crop is high so we believe that producing it is key.
Area: 100 ha; Tonnage: 200 T; Color grade: Good middling,12; Leaf Grade: 1
In 2017, Bilasuvar was the second highest (by volume) producer of cotton in Azerbaijan. Local population is skilled and experienced in growing it and soils of the region are well-suited for it. There are also two cotton processing plants in Bilasuvar, which makes transportation/logistics much more viable.
Area: 50 ha; Tonnage: 2500 T;
We are also planning to grow a special variety of Persian melons in Bilasuvar. The plants of this variety are well-resistant to saline soils and produce fruits with a sweeter taste. We are looking forward to introducing this product to the Azeri market in the future.
Area: 430 ha; Tonnage: 12900 T; Sugar content: Above 12%
Large volumes of sugar beet and sugar cane are being imported for sugar production in Azerbaijan. Azersun’s Imishli Sugar Processing Factory is looking to replace imported produce with produce of local origin and is searching for more partners who can grow sugar beet for them. Due to our relatively close proximity and large availability of land resources we are partnering with the Sugar Factory and will start growing sugar beet for them.