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NOVAGRIC participates in the development of GreenDomo, an innovative urban greenhouse

GreenDomo innovation project aims to be an integral response to an increasingly important issue, sustainable supplying. Because of the increase in the world’s population and the environmental situation and considering the key role that agriculture has in this question, being able to supply cities with local food is an increasing priority for society.

GreenDomo, in addition to presenting itself as a solution to this question, it offers the possibility of growing these foods with high yield and productivity and obtaining a waste-free produce. All this beside the fact that its design has not only considered the functional aspect, but also the aesthetics, because it is designed to integrate with the urban environment.

In this way, cities can be fed in a more sustainable way, bringing produce closer to final consumers, reducing transport distances, and thus the carbon footprint. It is also possible to provide a diet with healthier products, with fresh and waste-free food.

Referred to the most functional part, this design, a geodesic dome type with 16 meters in diameter and 8 in height, allows solar radiation to be distributed in a homogeneous way inside the greenhouse. The project is in its final phase, and when the construction of the prototype it is over, an agronomic technical study will be carried out, in which strawberries and tomatoes will be grown.

The project is part of the FEDER Innterconecta call, from the CDTI, Center for Industrial Technological Development, under the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain. It is carried out with other companies and entities: Induser, Polímeros Gestión Industrial, Alarcontrol, Tecnova Technology Center, and Andaltec Foundation. NOVAGRIC has been responsible for the design, calculations, and prototyping of the model.

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Israel announces creation of global seed company

Two Israeli seed producers, Nirit Seeds and TomaTech, have joined forces to create Israel’s largest vegetable seed company. This synergy will enable unique seed breeding research and development that will accelerate the company’s growth in the international seed markets.

Upon completion of the merger, the company will have more than 80 employees worldwide, including molecular biologists, breeders, agronomists, and others.
The company will improve its breeding activities in Israel, Spain, Mexico and Italy, as well as significantly expand its representation in the Netherlands and North America, with a particular focus on growing vegetables in high-tech greenhouses.

Nirit Seeds is one of the most successful internationally traded tomato and pepper seed producers, investing in the development of revolutionary genetic technologies. TomaTech is one of the leading tomato seed companies in Israel, developing premium varieties, including those resistant to the dangerous Tomato Brown Ruffle Virus (ToBRFV).

The production of crop seeds is one of the most advanced and high-tech sectors in Israel. According to the Seed Department of the Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce, seed exports currently generate $200 million in annual revenue. There are about 25 large and medium-sized companies in the local industry.

For reference. According to market research, the global vegetable seed industry is valued at $8 billion a year and is growing at a CAGR of 8%.

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Karachay-Cherkessia became one of the leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables at the end of 2021


Greenhouse vegetable production in 2021 reached a record 1.4 million tonnes. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the leaders among the regions in this segment are the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Lipetsk, Moscow, Kaluga, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. These regions account for more than 60% of the total production in the country. The intensive development of greenhouse projects in our country helps to provide Russians with fresh vegetables all year round. Last year, the harvest in winter greenhouses updated the 2020 record – more than 1.4 million tons of products were received. Including the production of cucumbers amounted to at least 830 thousand tons, and tomatoes – 590 thousand tons. It is expected that by 2025 the volume of vegetable production in year-round greenhouses will be at least 1.6 million tons of vegetables.


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December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can’t believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry.

New greenhouses, events, even a few shows, technical novelties, and all other relevant news will pass by, offering you something other than Covid to talk about during Christmas and New Years’.


Wish your customers Happy Holidays
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