Honey production up by over 30% in Georgia
Baku, Azerbaijan, October 14
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
The production of honey has increased by 35 percent in Georgia, said Minister of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia Levan Davitashvili, Trend reports via the Georgian media outlets.
He made the remarks at a meeting of the Advisory Committee under the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture. It was organized jointly with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and an international non-governmental organization Mercy Corps.
The meeting was attended by officials of the Ministry, representatives of the National Food Agency of Georgia, members of board of the national beekeeper association, and representatives of other entities.
“We have good potential for the honey production. We believe that eventually honey will become an important export product of Georgia. It is noteworthy that significant progress has already been made, and we are actively participating in international honey exhibitions," Davitashvili said.
According to him, Georgia was allowed to export honey to European markets, and the country has ambitions for increasing the exports in the future.
The minister also spoke about support measures taken by the ministry to develop the honey sector in the country.