Since the start of the Besana Project in 2014, the groups agricultural activity, carried out today by Besana International Ltd, has been gradually expanding.
The Besana Group, with the aim of actively opposing the reduction of traditional nut production areas worldwide due to climate change, is assisting growers and entrepreneurs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia with the creation of walnut and hazelnut orchards, and in some areas also almond plants, in order to create new nut plantations in areas often abandoned, for decades, after the collapse of the Soviet system, but which are now deemed suitable after specific agronomic analyses. This is meant to meet the product needs of tomorrow, considering the growing demand, especially from China and other emerging countries.
AgriBiotech KZ fields.
From Poland and Romania, the Project then extended to Ukraine and was particularly intensified in Kazakhstan, where an important pilot plant was created in Turgen, Almaty Oblast, boasting a unique collection of 62 varieties of walnut, hazelnut, almond and pistachio trees.
The Besana Group is also collaborating with important nurseries and is creating its own facilities for micropropagation, hardening and the growth of plants, to be sold to growers who collaborate with Besanà's Agricultural Project.
Fourth greenhouse of Pincode project.
The Pincode project was born in Kazakhstan: a nursery with modern equipment that has now built its fourth greenhouse, which was inaugurated last September 20th in Turgen, Oblast Almaty. This inauguration follows the recent establishment of the Kazakh society AgriBiotech KZ, an important point of reference for the various Besana activities in the country.
For the dissemination of the concept that drives the Besana Group in the development of the Agricultural Project, and for a sensitization not only of the local nut sector but also of the competent institutions of the Kazakh government, a Tree Nut Seminar was held in Turgen, Almaty Oblast, in the presence of about hundred participants including the Director of Department of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan.
Pino Calcagni's presentation.
Pino Calcagni, promoter and protagonist of the whole project, has compiled a report that illustrates the activities carried out in recent years and the prospects for further development in the next 5, 10 or 30 years and beyond in the various selected territories.
Click here to download the presentation (in English and Russian).