BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 28
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Georgian GSA Technologies company plans to popularize Smart Aeroponics technology in Georgia in order to develop cutting-edge greenhouse facility for production of 100 percent ecologically clean products, Trend reports via Georgian media.
“Thanks to modern agriculture production technologies, not hoes and spades, but technological innovations sharpen competition. In 2020, the Smart Aeroponics technology has won the 100,000-lari ($30,384) co-funding grant program of Georgian Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA)," said the company director Onisse Zivzivadze.
As he noted, thanks to this grant, the company has carried out a one-year testing project that will be finished in 3 months.
"However, we have already received real results. We have planted various cultures and all of them have justified. For example, hydroponics technology uses water in agriculture production and it holds a narrow niche. As for aeroponics, in this technology, the roots grow in the air without soil. It may be installed everywhere. Its products are clean and ecological by 100 percent. The plants are protected from bacteria and environmental hazards by 100 percent. All sources of infection are blocked”, Zivzivadze noted.
Smart Aeroponics enables to receive tons of harvest in a small space. For example, this technology enables to harvest 2-3 tons of potato in 4 m2 space, he said.
"Seasons do not matter. Products grow in any season. In general, this technology fits for one-year plants, but all perennial plants that we have planted have also justified. Ukrainian technologists help us in this process," he said.
The organization attracts similar people and connects them with Georgian partners for implementing joint projects”, the GSA Technologies director noted. In order to further develop aeroponics technology, the company plans to apply to the GITA’s 650,000-lari ($197,500) grant program and the 500 Startups competitions.
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