Innovative farming: growing berries and vegetables without sunlight

Adel Engalychev, founder of Bionovatic Food in Tashkent, shares his unique project revolutionizing berry and vegetable cultivation year-round without soil and sunlight. Engalychev, with a background in plant biological protection, began the project in 2021 to address ecological challenges.

Bionovatic Food aims to enable cultivation in any space, reducing planting areas, conserving water, and ensuring complete control from seedling to harvest. As arable land fertility declines and water scarcity increases annually, the innovative approach of Bionovatic Food offers solutions.

Engalychev details the challenges faced during the project, highlighting the critical issue of finding artificial light to replace sunlight. After two years of experimentation, they settled on assembling lamps from various manufacturers.

Recruiting skilled personnel was another hurdle, resolved through extensive communication with experienced agronomists worldwide. Despite initial plans to commercially sell strawberries, the team found increasing demand for their cultivation technologies in non-traditional conditions.

Engalychev recommends aspiring entrepreneurs not to fear starting their ventures, acknowledging the challenges and errors that come with them. He emphasizes the importance of basic agronomy knowledge or seeking guidance from professionals when entering this field. The future looks promising for Bionovatic Food, with potential earnings ranging from $100,000 to $1,000,000, catering to diverse markets with their innovative solutions.


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