A geothermal greenhouse established in the Caldiran district of Van (Turkey) has created jobs for young people in the district. The greenhouse was set up with support funds from the Ministry of Agriculture and covers 3.4 hectares.
The district is one of the coldest areas in the country and it is heated with hot water drilled from the area. The entire production in the greenhouse is organic and last year tomato, cucumber, green pepper, and eggplant were grown in the greenhouse. However, in line with market demand, the entire production will shift to tomato production.
Thanks to the geothermal resources, the production continues year-round and a total of 50 people are employed in the greenhouse. The annual production capacity has reached 2,000 tons.
Source: Sten Endustri