Georgia to increase snail exports
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 28
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Snail exports from Georgia will increase 3-fold this year, Trend reports via Georgian media.
According to Merab Nadaraia, Georgian Nadi Group Ltd founder, if last year the company exported 15 tons of products to Italy, this December export volumes will increase to 45 tons.
Nadaraia notes that demand for the product increased due to its popularity overseas.
Meanwhile, a snail farm in the village of Akhali Khibula in Khobi Municipality was built within the framework of the "United Agro Project". These are European species of snails bred in Georgia.
The company founder announced the construction of a semi-finished product processing plant. However, Nadaiaria says today that due to the pandemic, Italian partners couldn’t arrive in Georgia that hampered the project.
“The company sees no problem with snail exports which are carried out to Italy, Portugal, France, England,” Nadaraia explains.
He adds that finding foreign partners is not difficult given the useful properties of the product but notes that live snails are not popular in Georgia.
The company employs 12 people on the farm.
The investment cost of the project is 1.6 million lari ($487.841).
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