The Government of Georgia is launching a state program to rehabilitate the country’s tea plantations to encourage development of tea production in the country.
Within the state program, 7,000 hectares of plantations will be rehabilitated step by step in Georgia.
At the same time, the state will support small processing business and launch certification programs together with donor organisations to ensure production in Georgia meets high standards. All these efforts will make it easier for this production to be exported to European markets.
The Georgian Tea program was created by Georgia’s Agriculture and Economy Ministries.
On a similar note, the Government will also establish a state program that supported storage facilities to expand the country’s tea season and allow products to be better stored.
Georgia’s Agriculture Minister Otar Danelia said every year Georgia lost 15 to 20 percent of fruit and vegetable harvest due to a lack of storage facilities and he did not want the same happening to other production.
The Minister said the two state programs would begin next year.