Georgia increases export of apples
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.18
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
As of September 17,776 tons of apples were exported from Georgia, which is 5 times more than in the same period last year, Trend reports via the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia.
Georgia has exported apples to Russian Federation (722.3 tons), Republic of Kazakhstan (51.4 tons).
With the support of the Georgian government, intensive and semi-intensive apple orchards were planted nationwide on a total area of 1,128 hectares.
According to the ministry, within the framework of the "Plant the Future" program, the volume of state co-financing amounted to more than 9 million lari ($2.9 million).
Compared to last year, the forecasted apple harvest increased by 3 times and exceeds 120,000 tons.
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