1500 kg of vegetables and herbs are produced daily by a Ukrainian vertical farm on 1.500 m2. Ukrainian agrarian Volodymyr Novy, director of Green Wave Organic, has created a vertical complex for growing vegetables and herbs.
He spoke about this, as well as about the development of a cluster of vertical farms in the center of the Ukrainian wholesale fruit and vegetable trade, during the conference “Vegetables and Fruits – 2022” organized by the APK Inform: Vegetables and Fruits in Kyiv with the support of the FAO/EBRD project in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. EastFruit and Sapienza.media were information partners of the event.
Volodymyr Novy created a complex for the vertical cultivation of vegetables and herbs in Zolochiv, Lviv region. He had the idea of its creation in 2016, and the first stage of production was launched in 2018. Vladimir Novy noted during his speech that Ukraine has significantly increased the import of vegetables in recent years, which affected the domestic fruit and vegetable industry. Ukrainian farmers needed to find new technologies for growing to compete with imports both in terms of pricing policy and quality.
“Our complex is automated, which allows us to significantly reduce the influence of the human factor on the production. I believe that the future belongs to such solutions. Thanks to their implementation, our country will be able to stop importing various products soon,” says Volodymyr Novy.
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