Farm Research and Development
As part of our commitment to quality and innovation, a hybrid Research and Training Campus was established in 2014 on 120 hectares of land leased from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. Featuring advanced technologies and the latest equipment, the facility provides a venue for onsite collaboration which helps accelerate ideation and new product development.
The R&D team is comprised of specialists working tirelessly to ensure BS stays abreast of the latest technologies and solutions. In addition, it employs local farmers and conducts training and capacity building events regularly. The facility also serves as a venue to test and cultivate crops tailored to local and international tastes. The 120 hectares of agricultural land now supports 40,000 different fruit trees such as apple, almond, peach, pomegranate, pear, and plum, 5,000 grape vines of different varieties, 40 greenhouses, and around 100,000 timber and ornamental trees. Saffron, different varieties of potatoes, onions, tomatoes, melons are also cultivated.
Pack House and Cold Storage
A state-of-the-art packhouse and cold storage facility equipped with 18C freezer rooms are situated in Bagram with close proximity to the provincial capital, Kabul and Bagram Air Force Bases, BS Farm, Kabul International Airport, and major ports, which extend our reach to international markets in the Gulf and beyond.
In addition to being equipped with technically advanced machinery and professional staff, the packhouse has the capacity of handling over 40 tons of fresh fruits and vegetables at a time. Over 7000 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables can be stored in cold storage facilities to prolong the shelf life of these products. The packhouse has a cadre of more than 100 professional and trained employees. Employees are trained in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) standards and have certificates from ISO 22000 and VETCOM.
Boustan Sabz has 40 established greenhouses each covering a 400 square meter area, which grows a wide range of agricultural products. More greenhouses are planned in the future for extensive production as well as for research and development purposes; part of which is the two Mega greenhouses making history in the agriculture sector as the first biggest greenhouses in Afghanistan each covering (10,080 square meters) area.
The establishment of these large, High-Tech Mega-Greenhouses is a breakthrough in Afghanistan’s agricultural sector while introducing new farming and planting methods to Afghan farmers, as well as the agricultural sector will revolutionize traditional farming practices in Afghanistan. These Mega-Greenhouses have a capacity of producing 70,000 vegetable crops, which will yield 150 to 200 tons in one round. These advanced Hi-Tech Mega-Greenhouses are equipped with automatic cooling, heating, irrigation, and humidity systems that facilitate the production of a variety of fruits and vegetables in any season of the year.
Juice and Dried Fruits Factory
The juice and dry fruit plant is home to 32,400 square feet and stands as one of the most advanced and state-of-the-art juice manufacturing facilities in Afghanistan.
The plant has easy access to multiple warehouses, cold rooms (4C), and a -18C freezing room. We have selected the latest technology to meet international standards (FDA, European, and GB Chinese) to produce juices and concentrates. BS juice plant can process 10 tons of fresh fruit per hour and with a 2 shift work schedule, we can process 140 – 160 tons of fresh fruit to juice in a day. Using the state-of-the-art hot air dryer, the facility also produces a number of dried fruits such as tomatoes, raisins, apricots, mulberries, and almonds with a processing capacity of 5 tons per hour.
Afghanistan produces some of the world’s best fruits and vegetables and these high-value food products are in great demand in international markets. Buyers in Asia, Europe, and America express interest in introducing high-quality Afghan agricultural products to their customers, and BS is poised to meet these demands.
With the adoption of International Codex standards, we aim to export high-quality fruit such as grapes, apples, apricots, pomegranates, cherries, plums, and melons. BS is expanding its commercial activities through exporting fresh fruit and vegetables to the GCC countries, Central Asian countries, European countries, and the United States. Recently BS has established their first country office in Jaipur, Rajasthan India to stock and re-sort our exported Dry fruits for a quality product delivery to our customers.