In 2020, Georgian Hazelnut Producers Plan to Harvest about 50 Thousand Tons of Nuts
This year, local farmers expect up to 50 thousand tons of hazelnut harvest, which is significantly higher than in previous years.
Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Khatia Tsilosani and Minister of Agriculture of Adjara Tite Aroshidze met in the village of Kakuti, Kobuleti Municipality (Western Georgia) with hazelnut producers and discussed harvesting and distribution issues.
As it was emphasized at the meeting, the current high and high-quality harvest results from effective and successful pest control.
“This harvest is the result of the joint work of the central and local authorities and, of course, farmers. This year we expect over 50 thousand tons of hazelnuts across the country. It is noteworthy that the current harvest is much better. Farmers follow the guidelines developed by the Hazelnut Growers Association. The well-coordinated work of all links in the value chain allows us to make Georgian hazelnuts competitive,” said Khatia Tsilosani.
“The well-coordinated work of all the hazelnut production chain links is a vivid example of how agriculture in Georgia should develop. Hazelnut farmers receive appropriate remuneration for their labor, which guarantees the farmer’s interest to produce high-quality products, try to increase yields, and be successful,” Tite Aroshidze said.
To strengthen the hazelnut industry’s potential, the Ministry of Agriculture of Adjara, on the principle of co-financing, transferred 2,500 units of mobile garden sprayers to hazelnut producers agro-consulting work was carried out on an area of 2,000 hectares.