Regional NNLE "Horticultural Training and Demo Center" (HTDC) was founded in March 2022 by LLC "Imereti Agro Zone" as a knowledge transfer platform for modern Agri-technologies, equipment, and growth cultivation.
With the support of the Ministry of Education & Science (MoES), IAZ has obtained 4.2 ha of the non-agricultural land plot in the city of Baghdati, Imereti region, Georgia. As agreed with MoES, the 2.8 ha non-agricultural land plot for the HTDC development site will be received from the existing vocational training center managed by College Iberia. On the 1.4 ha land plot, HTDC will build a recreational area. The center will serve the Imereti Agro Zone Greenhouse Cluster members, farmers from all over Georgia, and even neighboring countries, e.g., Armenia and Azerbaijan. Besides the training facilities and programs, a special education program needs to be developed by HTDC in partnership with local and international educational institutions, addressing low-tech farmers and enabling them to grow into low/medium and medium technology greenhouse growers.
Improvement of farmers' knowledge and skills
Improvement of quality of produced goods by farmers and increase of effectiveness of production means
Increase to accessibility for farmers to various Agri-input suppliers
Increase of accessibility for farmers to private and/or Imereti Agro Zone local and international technological consultancy services
Increase of accessibility for farmers to legal and/or financial consultancy services
Training of sales staff and distributors of local and international companies supplying various greenhouse technologies and Agri-input
Increase of accessibility for farmers to different greenhouse technology suppliers
Facilitation of the demonstration of products of local and international companies supplying various greenhouse technologies and Agri-input
HTDC development plan
By the initiative of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, LLC, "Imereti Agro Zone" is implementing a Greenhouse Cluster Development project in the Imereti region. Owner and founder of 100% share of LLC "Imereti Agro Zone" is the NNLP "Rural Development Agency."
According to the project concept, Imereti Agro Zone, on 220 ha land plont will build external and internal infrastructures. Access from national highway, internal roads with direct access to individual land plots by public transport, fencing entire perimeter, security systems, and essential utility Infrastructure – Electricity, Gas, Water, and Sewage systems on both production sites.
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