Gnel Mkhitarian farm Best Practices

The farm is located in Ashtarak. The farmer is practicing innovative agriculture, including growth of previously not cultivated vegetable sorts in Armenia, rotational systems, organic agriculture, precision use of organic fertilizers and compost, composting the leftovers and residues of the plants and crops, etc. The farm consists of open land and greenhouse operations. The production of rabbits and bees in the farm allows the circular economy operational mode.

The main innovative approach of the farm is the use of Baykal EM1 effective microorganisms to boost the plant growth and soil health (with a healthy and active soil worm community), to protect plants from pathogens. This allows avoiding pesticide use, and achieving high yields under varying environmental conditions.