Father and son from the Kiev region have created a startup that will allow them to grow strawberries all year round at home mini-farms. The father is an engineer; the son is a programmer. It was due to the use of IT technologies that the duo managed to maximize mini-farm’s automation, writes Agro-Center.
The UAberry startup plans to enter the European market soon. Volodymyr Petrenko, an engineer, began to create the mini-farm himself. As a result, a small greenhouse with an area of 3 square meters, automatic thermoregulation and watering appeared. In such mini-farm, it is possible to grow strawberries all year round. It cost 8 000, and during one cycle you can collect 66 kilograms of berries.
After some time, Volodymyr’s son Oleksiy joined the project. He wrote a program that manages the process of growing strawberries. Human participation in the process is minimal, and automated control reduces costs.
That is how UAberry startup was created. As a result, small farmers now have the opportunity to purchase a well thought-out mini-farm. Its width is about a meter, and the length can be changed for your territory. At the moment, father and son are working on the development of similar greenhouses for the cultivation of other berries.
UAberry is another Ukrainian startup in the agricultural sector which has all chances to enter the European and world markets.