VALENTINO LAND srl – building a hydroponic greenhouse for growing cherry tomatoes

A young entrepreneur used RDP support to build a state-of-the-art greenhouse for growing cherry tomatoes, using an innovative hydroponic system.

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Project summary: 

In recent years, cherry tomatoes have become widely appreciated in the Romanian tomato market. This has created new business opportunities for Romanian farmers.
RDP support enabled a young entrepreneur to successfully engage in the vegetable farming business, by building a state-of-the-art greenhouse for growing cherry tomatoes. He invested in innovative technologies to address a niche market and created sustainable jobs for the local labour force. The main activities of this project were to build and equip a 2 688 m2 greenhouse for growing cherry tomatoes, using a hydroponic system. 

Project results: 

It is estimated that an annual tomato production of approximately 100 000 kg will be provided by Valentino Land to the local market;
Created three full-time and two part time jobs for people living in Toboliu;
Introduced local Romanian products to the market, thus reduced imports of cherry tomatoes to a small extent; and
Contributed to the development of the Toboliu economy by implementing an investment using European funds.