Sown area of Georgia reduces by 14,000 ha
Baku, Azerbaijan, August 29
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
The area of sown autumn-spring crops in Georgia decreased by 14,000 hectares in January-July 2019 compared to the same period last year, Trend reports referring to the Georgian National Statistics Office (Geostat).
According to the published statistics, in January-July 2019, the sown area was 175,600 ha, and this is the smallest figure compared to previous years.
Planting of wheat and barley amounted to 53,000 ha (a decrease of 2,000 ha), cereals and legumes - 90,400 ha (a decrease of 8,000 ha), potatoes and vegetable crops - 32,200 ha (a decrease of 2,000 ha).
It was noted that planting of wheat and barley decreased by 3.6 percent, cereals and legumes - by 8.1 percent, potatoes and vegetables - by 5.9 percent.
The area of sown autumn-spring crops amounted to 207 000 ha in seven months of 2018, 220 000 ha in 2017, and 240 000 ha in 2016. Thus, over three years, the area of crops decreased by 19.3 percent.