Georgia to supply cereal needs by 35 percent
Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug.4 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Cereal production in Georgia will reach 75,000 tons this year, Georgian Agriculture Minister Bakur Kvezereli said at a government meeting today.
He stressed that grain harvesting is nearly complete.
"Only small areas in the Shida Kartli region remain, where harvesting will be completed in five days," Kvezereli said.
Kvezereli added that last year's harvest was 54 tons. He said the current will meet the population's needs by 35 percent.
"Against this background, grain imports to Georgia will drop to $50 million," he said stressing that a project on the use of the U.S. grain "Jaeger" yielded success in this issue.
Kvezereli stressed that he expects a better yield in the future, and this will allow Georgia to meet half its own needs.