Georgian citrus fruits are being exported to Russia

By | November 27th, 2013|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A ship Wednesday arrived in Batumi to take aboard 300 000 boxes, or 120 tons, of Georgian citrus fruits and bring the goods to Novorossiysk. The citrus fruit originated in the two municipalities Khelvachauri and Kobuleti. According to Zaur Putkaradze, […]

Farmer cut down peach field in protest against falling prices

By | August 5th, 2013|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: |

Gia Shaoshvili is the first to carry out a threat by peach farmers to cut down their plantations if the government doesn’t help them. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–A peach farmer in Georgia has cut down his plantation because the government hasn’t helped him and his colleagues deal with a slump in the market price. When Gia Shaoshvili , a resident of the village Chumlaki in the eastern Kakheti region, carried […]

Peach vendors in Georgia: Where are our processing plants?

By | July 19th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: |

The peaches Nikoloz Gharibashvili, 62, grows in his fields is his family’s sole source of income. (DFWatch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The sale of peaches is so slow in Georgia that sellers haven’t been able to cover their costs this year. They ask for more processing plants to be built. Nikoloz Gharibashvili, 62, owns peach fields and his income usually comes from selling peaches. […]

Georgia hands out vouchers to farmers

By | January 30th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Agriculture Minister Davit Kirvalidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgia is preparing to start distributing spring vouchers to its farmers. Preparations for spring are already finished, Agriculture Minister Davit Kirvalidze said after Tuesday’s government session. The ministry has completed registering about 800 […]

Agriculture and tourism failing: new report

By | June 30th, 2012|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A new report shows that President Saakashvili turned his back on Georgian farmers in order to develop tourism, but the strategy failed. Six out of ten employed persons in Georgia are self-employed. More than 50 percent are employed in agriculture, […]

Saakashvili says he wants to develop agriculture

By | June 20th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – President Mikheil Saakashvili says his first priority is the development of agriculture. Manana Manjgaladze, the president’s spokesperson, said this at a briefing Tuesday. Georgia is considered to be an agricultural country. But the government is […]

Seeds of prosperity between Georgia and Armenia?

By | April 20th, 2012|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – How can Armenia and Georgia create more growth – literally – in their border region? Agriculture was the topic of a conference Thursday at Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Tbilisi. The goal was to exchange information on local planning and […]