Georgian Greenhouse Corporation received a GlobalG.A.P. certificate

11 March, 2019
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Georgian Greenhouse Corporation received a GlobalG.A.P. certificate - The Worldwide Standard for Good Agricultural Practices. 

GLOBALG.A.P. Certification covers: Food safety and traceability, Environment (including biodiversity), Workers’ health, safety and welfare, Animal welfare, Includes Integrated Crop Management, Integrated Pest Control, Quality Management System, and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points.

Georgian Greenhouse Corporation received a certificate on the very first audit, enabling the company to export the goods in European markets as well. Last year, the company received ISO 9001-2015 certificate - defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system.

As a note, JSC Georgian Greenhouse Corporation is a modern greenhouse facility that offers a stable supply of fresh vegetables to foreign and domestic markets throughout the year. Total investment to date amounts to US$34 million. The initial stage of constructing of 4.5 hectares of modern greenhouse facilities was completed in 2014.

In 2016, the greenhouse facility was expanded to a coverage area of 11.9 hectares, with most of the new capacity dedicated to tomato cultivation.  As a result, Georgian Greenhouse Corporation has now surpassed Georgia’s record for greenhouse productivity, reaching 85 kg/m2 yield for cucumber and 45kg/m2 for tomatoes for the 2018-19 season.

The high demand of cucumbers and tomatoes in Georgia is matched with considerable imports during the off-season (October to May), thus opening opportunities for import substitution. Furthermore, there is significant export potential given the relatively high demand in neighboring markets. 

The greenhouse has had a strong positive impact on the local area, employing more than 200 workers, mostly from the neighboring towns and villages. In addition, the we engage experienced Dutch and French agricultural engineers, technology experts and biologists, who meticulously manage the production process and train the local workforce.