A record high volume of peaches and nectarines is exported from Georgia this year. As of August 5, it reached 24 thousand tons. The Minister of Agriculture of Georgia Levan Davitashvili announced this in Kakheti, where he met with local farmers, representatives of the refrigeration industry and exporters in the village of Chumlaki, Gurjaani region, Novosti-Georgia writes.
“We have a successful season this year. A record volume of peaches and nectarines is exported. At the moment, the volume of exported products is 24 thousand tons. I think the season in Kakheti will end successfully. The export from Shida Kartli has already started and will last for another month. This is the result of our consistent policy,” Davitashvili said.
According to him, the state has eliminated weaknesses in the supply chain – product quality and infrastructure issues, lack of refrigeration equipment.
“Several years ago, there was only one farm, and today there are more than 40 refrigeration farms in Chumlaki alone. The establishment of infrastructure is co-financed by the state. All this ensures the competitiveness of Georgian peaches in export markets,” Davitashvili said.
With government support, a green corridor principle operates, through which goods freely enter the Verkhniy Lars checkpoint on the border with Russia.
For the harvesting of peaches in Kakheti, workers are also hired from other regions of Georgia
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