Georgia restores significant part of country's tea plantations
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Tea plantations with an area of 1,024 hectares were restored by the end of November 2019 as a result of the state Tea Plantation Rehabilitation Program of Georgia, Agriculture Development Agency of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia said, Trend reports citing Georgian media.
The Georgian Tea Plantation Rehabilitation Program was approved by the Government of Georgia in 2019.
According to the agency, as part of the tea plantation restoration program, 2.5 million lari ($868,791) was invested, of which 1.7 million lari ($590,777) was co-financed.
The goal is to effectively use the potential of tea plantations in Georgia, to support the growth of local tea production (including bio tea), thereby increasing self-sufficiency and increasing export potential.
As reported, 49 applications have been approved under the Georgian Tea state program since its launch in November 2019.
The implementation of the Georgian Tea project began in 2016 as part of the Unified Agricultural Project state program. The project involves state co-financing of works on the restoration of tea plantations existing in the country.
Plantation restoration refers to clearing plantations of trees and structures, arranging a drainage channel and purchasing fertilizers for the first year.
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