The Kusto Agro Company has recently launched a new direction — gardening and berry growing, and Tetyana Rezonenko, CEO of Alphabet Agro, headed it.

Our shareholders in different regions have constantly been interested in creating new jobs. That is why Kusto Agro started implementing new agricultural activities — gardening and berry growing.

The Alphabet Agro Company grows berries in the Zhytomyr region. They are environmentally clean and grown using the best organic farming practices. Another farm in the Vinnytsia region grows berries resorting to conventional cultivation principles. 220 hectares in all are allocated for these cultivars.

Growing berries at Alphabet Agro

A lot of land is allocated specifically for organic farming in the Zhytomyr region. In this location, specifically in the villages of Volodymyrivka and Suyemtsi, Alphabet Agro will grow strawberries and currants. Besides, this region constantly lacks jobs, so Kusto Agro will create additional ones in that location.

The good location of water bodies is another factor because these plants need significant watering. 

Berries, grown at Alphabet Agro, meet all the requirements and have passed the government standard tests. The company plans to grow strawberries in three cycles for 15 years, currants for 10 years, and cherries for 15 years. The leading specialists of Alphabet Agro agronomic, engineering, and economic services approved planned indicators and the cultivation methods.

They will sell both fresh and frozen berries. The company will sum up its operation results in June at the Strawberry Festival in Suyemtsi.

Job creation

In 2020, Alphabet Agro plans to involve about five hundred people to harvest berries. The company also has agreements with Baranivska amalgamated territorial community and Kalyniskiy employment center.

2019 berry season results

Last year, the company purchased imported seedlings, which made it possible to get a good harvest. Most of the harvest was frozen, and the freezing procedures were carried out at the Fruktona VN Company in Vinnytsia. The products were sold on the domestic market and among the company’s employees. In 2020, Kusto Agro will start exporting its products.