The Besana Group, through Besana International, has responded to an increased demand for nuts in recent years. Using intensive growing technology Besana have increased production by planting new orchards. This area of activity ranges from Eastern Europe to Central Asia, and is particularly intensive in Kazakhstan.
Intensive orchards are primarily certified in vitro hazelnut and walnut trees (micro-propagated and obtained under laboratory conditions). The chosen varieties are based on trees that are high-yielding and resistant to unfavourable climatic conditions, various diseases, and pests. Intensive nut orchards allow a dense planting of trees and one of the mandatory conditions is the use of drip irrigation.
This range of requirements for intensive orchards (trees, drip irrigation, agro-accompanying for 3 years, etc) is an integral part of the turn-key orchard offered by Besana.
Besana International, together with its partners, also provides maintenance services for intensive orchards.
One of the key moments of cooperation between the Besana Group and farmers is the purchase of the finished products at a negotiated price (from the first crops and throughout the fruiting time).