The East of Georgia is strongly involved in agriculture, thanks to its nutrient-rich soil. Additionally, agricultural practices are often deeply intervened with family history. This is also the case for Nino. Thirty years ago, his father decided to purchase land and start a family business in the agro-business.
Nino’s farm is now five hectares big, and he cultivates corn, cabbage, and peppers. With the loans from Micro Business Capital, he expanded his farm by investing in a greenhouse. You can plant vegetables and fruits 3-4 times a year in a greenhouse. Thus, Nino has more harvest times throughout the year. This allows him to have more financial stability throughout the year. At the same time, he can grow a wider variety of vegetables and fruits. Currently, tomatoes grow in the greenhouse, but depending on the season, cucumbers, beans, eggplant, etc. can also be planted. This greenhouse has an irrigation system that allows regular and easy watering. The weather has become quite unpredictable due to the changing climate. Therefore, investing in the greenhouse was also an investment towards the future. In addition, a greenhouse allows the farm fields to rest, and the soil to recover, so it can bring a high yield and remain fertile for a long time.
In the future, Nino would like to expand his farm with more cows.