Agriculture Minister: Blueberry export expected to double

From Georgian Public Broadcaster | 24 June 2024

Overview of blueberries from Georgia (Rep.), complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on June 20, 2024.

Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture Otar Shamugia, along with State Governor of Imereti Zviad Shalamberidze and Rural Development Agency Director Davit Tsitlidze, visited the blueberry garden of Agroveli in Gochajikhaishi village, Khoni municipality, to observe the harvesting process.

Shamugia stated they are meeting with farmers to understand their needs and provide support during the active blueberry harvesting season.

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“This year, blueberry production and export are expected to double, potentially generating GEL 100-120 million in export income for farmers and entrepreneurs,” he stated.

Irakli Pirtskhalashvili, founder of Agroveli LLC, emphasized the importance of state programs for their success. The company owns a 32-hectare blueberry plantation and expects a harvest of 120-130 tons in 2024. They have already exported 55 tons to Europe and employ 20 permanent and 300 seasonal workers.

The News in Charts is a collection of stories from the industry complemented by charts from Agronometrics to help better tell their story.

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