Georgian President intends to double share of agriculture in GDP
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 10 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
At present, the share of agriculture in Georgia's GDP is only 11-12 percent, and the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili intends to double this figure in five years.
The Institute of Agriculture doesn't exist in Georgia since 1970s, due to which the country faces shortage of specialists in this field, Saakashvili said at a meeting with students and professors at the Independent University. According to him, the state should invest at least 100 million lari in the development of agriculture, and these funds will be used mainly for new varieties' seeds and new technologies.
"Agriculture is our ideology, part of our identity. The greatest potential of our economy falls to agriculture," Saakashvili said.