Saakashvili: Agriculture is national priority
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said agriculture is a national priority yesterday at a meeting with the heads of governmental agencies at the Agriculture Ministry. The meeting was also attended by Prime Minister Nika Gilauri and Agriculture Minister Bakur Kvezereli.
Saakashvili said agriculture's share in the GDP can easily be doubled. This means the income per capita will increase in Georgia, he added.
"We have a large gap in the agricultural sector," Saakashvili said. "We need an agronomist in each village. Work in this direction is already underway."
According to the president, agricultural exports have increased by 25 percent in recent years, but this is not enough and exports must double.