11 - March - 2011

Syunik region greenhouse owner Sarmen Sarkisyan and CARD Rural Development Specialist Anna Karapetyan participated inInterAgro 2011, the 7th International specialized exhibition of remunerative highly effective agriculture, held in Kyiv, Ukraine on February 2-4, 2011.

InterAgro is the biggest agricultural exhibition in Ukraine, which covers all spheres of agriculture. Supported by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, Federal Ministry of Economics of Germany, Government of France, this major event was directed to promote modern technologies in agro-industrial complex, providing full enumeration of the agricultural machinery, and latest scientific and technical development for professional landowners.

InterAgro exhibition featured 450 companies, 158 of which were foreign companies from 14 countries of the world: Ukraine, France, Germany, the Netherlands, China, Poland, Russia, Italy, Turkey, India, Austria, Belgium, Canada, and Argentina. Among the participants were companies specialized in seed and agricultural equipment that represented the latest technological developments of world-known brands.

The participation in the event was a good occasion for Armenian participants to get acquainted with the latest developments in greenhouse production area and to establish professional networking opportunities with the advanced companies of the field.

Specialists of Rijk Zwaan, a Dutch company that focuses on the development of high-quality vegetable varieties and seeds for professional growers in food-producing horticulture, organized a trip to local greenhouses in order to upgrade the visitors’ qualification in vegetable growing.

After the exhibition, Rijk Zwaan arranged a meeting with Brice Richel, the representative of Richel Group, one of the world leaders in greenhouse construction, which is interested in providing information and organizing trainings on light, inexpensive greenhouse construction in Armenia. During the discussion the sides came to an agreement to start cooperation.

Established in 1964 by Pierre Richel, Richel Group has six specialized brands serving various professional needs:

  • Richel Greenhouse has established its expertise in the glass and plastic greenhouse market, completing projects from the simplest to the most ambitious. Its technological and industrial capacity is based on an integrated research centre and manufacturing process in two modern, specialized factories (glass and plastic);
  •  An expert in technical solutions and glass architecture, Richel Garden Center develops turnkey projects, from design to installation.

CARD is going to support Sarmen Sarkisyan and other farmers to establish modern greenhouses.