In the last decade, Kazakhstan's fruit growing industry has been experiencing a revival, confirmed again this year with a 20% increase in apple production compared to the previous year.
After a downturn in the sector, fruit growers, with the support of the government, are trying to bring Kazakhstan back to its former glory. The country has all the potential to be a major fruit producer. It was in the Almaty region that the first apple originated, the Sievers variety or Malus sieversii, the mother of all apples known today, which dates back to around 6,000 years ago and was then propagated by caravans along the Silk Road to Europe.
Arnau Agro staff during the installation of the anti-hail net, using made in Italy machinery
Advice&Consulting, since its beginning, has always believed in the great potential of Kazakh companies, supporting them in the implementation of high-quality fruit farming, through made-in-Italy technologies and the know-how of Italian expert agronomists, who assist the staff in every step of the realization of intensive orchards and in agronomic management.
Arnau Agro agronomist, Alexandra Caminschi (Advice&Consulting manageress), and Asset Rakhishev (Arnau Agro director) in the intensive orchard
Arnau Agro is an example of a successful collaboration with the Italian company, which began 4 years ago with the decision to use Italian support systems, irrigation and plants, and was reconfirmed this year with the investment in a modern and functional hail protection system, also made in Italy.
Alexandra Caminschi in the intensive orchard, with the newly installed hail protection net
Advice&Consulting's technicians have been assisting Arnau Agro's staff on site for weeks during the net installation operations. Climate change requires fruit growers to secure their investments and protect their fruit from the bad weather," said Asset Rakhishev, director of Arnau Agro. "We must not be caught off guard by adverse weather conditions, which can destroy all our work.
The Advice&Consulting team and Arnau Agro discussing a new project
Installing anti-hail netting is certainly not a cheap operation, but experience has proved its necessity and effectiveness, as it helps protect crops not only from hail, but also from sunburn and birds.
"Working with Arnau Agro is a pleasure for us. Supporting this company in its growth and seeing it exploit its full potential is a very rewarding experience. We have great expectations for this innovative company, which has decided to invest in our partnership and in made-in-Italy quality," concluded Alexandra Caminschi, Advice&Consulting's general manageress.