The Kazakhstan greenhouse market has been in the eye of horticultural suppliers for quite some years. Since the market has good internal and export opportunities and the country has an extensive background in greenhouse growing, it is seen as a potential growth market. And more than that: the high-tech greenhouse acreage is expanding. This morning, April 5, in Almaty, the horticultural trade show Greenhouses, Vegetable Growing, Horticulture, Irrigation and Flowers. Fazenda. Almaty 2023 kicked off, where suppliers meet up with growers and investors to let this potential come to full bloom.
Artur Mkrtumian and Igor Rezitskii with Agrotech-Didam, looking for new opportunities in Kazakhstan. The company has extensive knowledge of these markets.
Vera Bouklakova, Paul van der Valk & Olga Danilova. Modern grow lights have a big impact on greenhouse growing in Kazakhstan. Paul will speak about this in his presentation.
Prior to the trade show, a Dutch horticultural trade mission took place, and earlier this year, a delegation of Kazakhstani governmental officials and investors visited the World Horti Center in Westland.
"Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world, bordering Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and China, which gives access to major world markets. Kazakhstan is a politically, socially, and economically stable country with a population of almost 19 million people and an area of 2.8 mln sq. km," the team shared back then. "The Agro-Industrial Complex is one of the most important strategic sectors of Kazakhstan's economy. Around 20% of the employed population is engaged in agriculture and food production, and 210 million hectares of its land are used for agriculture."
Daria van der Heijden with Royal Brinkman and Andris Stuks with Synergy Solutions, remote growth support
Sebastiaan Vroegop with Prins Group
Over 120 companies are present at the trade show, both from the flower and the food industry. Over the next couple of days, we'll provide you with daily updates from the show, and we'll publish a full photo report on Monday.