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Due to the increased demand for nuts ...

Due to the increased demand for nuts in recent years, the Besana Group, Italy and International, is engaged in increasing production through the planting of new orchards through intensive technology.

Intensive orchards are primarily certified in vitro (that is, obtained under laboratory conditions, micro-propagated) trees of hazelnut, walnut. Selection of varieties is based on the principle of selecting high-yielding, resistant to various unfavorable climatic conditions and various diseases and pests.

Intensive nut orchards provide for a dense planting of trees. And one of the mandatory conditions is the use of drip irrigation.

All this range of requirements for intensive orchards - trees, drip irrigation, agro-accompanying for 3 years - are an integral part of the Turn-Key orchard offered by Besana.

Also, the company Besana, together with its partners, provides maintenance services for intensive orchards.

One of the key moments of cooperation between the Besana Group and farmers is the purchase of finished products (from the first crops and throughout the fruiting time) at a negotiated price.

Besana International - 80 new hectares in Kazakhstan

Besana International has signed an important agreement regarding around 80 hectares of intensive crops, walnuts and almonds in favour of Kazakh agriculture with Caspian Food and, in particular, with a model company called "Silk Alley".

Pino Calcagni with his Kazakh partner, a leading farmer cultivating 700 hectares 

The project has the purpose of extending Italian hazelnut cultivation in Kazakhstan with plants micro-propagated in Italian labs and state-of-the-art irrigation and fertigation solutions.

"We have 100 years of experience in the dried fruit sector, so we try to support innovative producers in Italy and all over the world. Over the past few years, we have initiated projects in Eastern Europe and central Asia. These lands were already cultivating and trading walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts in Ottoman times. Thanks to nurseries such as Vitroplant and Battistini Vivai, we have planted varieties that are suitable for the climate and needs of those areas," explains owner Pino Calcagni.

Calcagno stresses that there is a sort of protocol in place according to which, if the local or domestic market absorbs production at a good price, sales can be carried out directly, otherwise Besana collects the produce to process and sell it all over the world.

Besana International will attend Macfrut (Rimini, May 9th-11th 2018) with the purpose of meeting Italian and foreign partners interested in investing on modern dried fruit orchards (mainly hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds and pistachios) and dried fruit (plums, apricots, soft fruit).

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Publication date: 4/16/2018

Business Council Italy-Kazakhstan constituted with the participation of the «Baiterek» Holding



16 February 2018

The bilateral commercial exchange between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Italy has reached 9,615 billion USD in 2017.

«NMH» Baiterek» spa, Astana, 16 February. The delegation of the holding “Baiterek”, headed by the Vice Managing Director Galymzhan Tadzhiyakov, has attended the VIIIth Meeting of the Intergovernmental Working Group on Economic and Industrial Cooperation. Final result was the decision of the parties to constitute the Italy-Kazakhstan Business Council.

During the visit the delegates of the «Baiterek» Holding had the opportunity to participate also to the activities of the Italian-Kazakh business forum with bilateral meetings with delegates from Italian side, coming from AIDEPI, the banker group UBI Banca, the finance and credit organization Finest, the important industrial holding Leonardo, as well as the governmental consortium ‘Cassa depositi e prestiti Group’. Important projects of the of organizations affiliated to the Holding, and namely Banca dello Sviluppo of Kazakhstan, Damu Foundation and the Kazakhstan Project Preparation Fund, have been illustrated during the meeting.


More information: The bilateral commercial exchange between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Italy has reached 9,615 billion USD in 2017. Therefore, in 2017 Italy is in second position among the commercial partner countries of Kazakhstan and first of all European countries. Italy is further one of the main economic investors in Kazakhstan. The statistics elaborated by the Central Bank of Kazakhstan, show that from 2005 until the first quarter of 2017, the direct Italian investments in the Kazakh economy were of 5.76 billion USD.

Pino Calcagni (Besana International Ltd/Besana Group) has attended the event.

Besana Group participates to Italian-Kazakh G2B Meeting in Rome

Under the umbrella of ITA/ICE  a bilateral G2B meeting between diplomatic, ministerial and institutional representatives from Italy and Kazakhstan has taken place in Rome on Thursday 15th February 2018.
Purpose of the meeting was an exchange with industry partners from both countries on important topics such as internationalization and promotion of business and investment opportunities.
Numerous CEO’s of the Kazak industry attended the event.
Pino Calcagni has been invited for Besana Group, mainly in consideration of the agricultural activity started by Besana International already in 2014 in Eastern Europe and then extended to Ukraine and Kazakhstan. He highlighted, under the acclaim of the participants, the importance of Nuts within the bilateral relationships and the opportunities for a modern nut agriculture in Kazakhstan.



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