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.
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.
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.