$95K greenhouse opens in Georgia with Israeli support

$95K greenhouse opens in Georgia with Israeli support

A high-tech greenhouse equipped with hydroponic technology that allows growing plants in water rich with mineral nutrients instead of soil has been launched in the village of Tsilkani, in central-eastern Georgia’s Mtskheta municipality, with a $95,000 funding from the Israeli Government.

Otar Shamigia, the Georgian Agriculture Minister, Amir Ohana, the visiting Speaker of the Israeli Parliament and Hadas Meitzad, the Israeli Ambassador to Georgia, inaugurated the new facility at the Scientific and Research Centre of Agriculture’s Tsilkani base for trial and demonstration of annual crops, the Georgian Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday. 

The Georgian Minister highlighted the project had been implemented as part of a programme of Mashav, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation at the country’s foreign office. Shamugia added the project had allowed more than 1,600 Georgian citizens to gain professional skills in the use of modern technology.  

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