EU, FAO assist Georgian eco-migrant in expanding his broccoli farm
BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 4
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
The European Union (EU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have assisted Georgian eco-migrant Giorgi Abuladze to expand his broccoli farm, Trend reports via Georgian media.
Abuladze has enlarged his broccoli farm in Tsalka, in eastern Georgia with support from the EU and FAO. He was able to plant broccoli on a larger plot and expand local vegetable production. He believes his yield will soon increase significantly and he will be able to sell his products to supermarkets.
It all started with filling out an application form, and then EU and FAO experts contacted the Abuladze family to find out their needs and future prospects.
Based on this information, agronomists designed a demo plot, using Abuladze's experience. Finally, with shared knowledge and experience, they began the cultivation of broccoli on 3,500 square meters.
The farmer says that it would have been impossible for him to independently create all the necessary conditions.
"The agronomists helped me get all the resources necessary for growing broccoli. I expanded my land plot and can now grow more broccoli. The EU and FAO not only helped financially, but also gave me the opportunity to learn and apply the latest methods in my work," he said.
Demo plots and field farmer schools are an important component of the EU-funded FAO Support to the Georgian Agricultural Sector. Under this program, 19 demo plots have been arranged in six different regions of Georgia, and 11 different agricultural crops have been planted on a total area of 18 hectares.
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