As part of the “Coruh Area Rehabilitation Project” carried out and financed by Bayburt City Agricultural Office, 15 fully modernized greenhouses have been set up in the last 2 years. Bayburt is one of the smallest cities in Turkey and located in the northern part of the country. All these greenhouses are built with high-end irrigation systems, water filters, water and fertilizer tanks. A total of 40,000 USD was used in the project which also included some contributions from the growers themselves.
The goal of the project is to extend the vegetable production season in Bayburt, which is quite short due to climate conditions. So in order to achieve this goal, agricultural officials are trying to incentivize greenhouse production and assist growers in their transition. Currently tomato, cucumber, green pepper, melon and watermelon are growing in these greenhouses, and the goal is to grow 25 tons of tomato, 10 tons of cucumber, 3 tons of melon and watermelon, and 3 tons of green pepper annually.
Source: Bayburt Medya