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:TBA; Tonnage:TBA; 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:TBA; Tonnage:TBA; Moisture: 13.5%-14%; Protein: 13%
One of the primary goals of Azerbaijan is to reduce its import dependence on cereal crops.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, there are a total of 641,000 hectares of wheat fields in the country, with approximately 3.32 tons of yield per hectare.
Area:TBA; Tonnage:TBA; 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: TBA; Tonnage: TBA; Color grade: Good middling,12; Leaf Grade: 1
In 2019 over 30,000 tons of cotton was collected in the Bilasuvar region making it the 3rd largest cotton field area in the country. There was a significant growth (36.2%) of cotton yield in 2019 compared to 2018. Cotton is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country.
Area: TBA; Tonnage: TBA; Moisture: 14-18%; 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: R&D; Tonnage: R&D;
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: TBA; Tonnage: TBA; 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.