Currently, 17 beneficiaries have joined Georgian Tea program. More than 500 hectares of tea plantations will be rehabilitated as part of the program.
Georgian Tea program manager Levan Urotadze told Business Course that total space of tea plantations for rehabilitation will rise to 1000 hectares.
“When we launched the program, our objective was to rehabilitate plantations for effective employment of this potential and introducing Georgian tea raw material on Georgian market. It is also important to propel domestic production and rehabilitate both state- and privately-owned tea plantations.
We cannot compete with such tea production countries as China and Kenya. Only mechanism to find a niche on the market is to supply high-quality tea to clients, because today the demand for high-quality tea grows in Europe.
Almost all beneficiaries are interested in production of bio products. Our advantage is that for about 25 years nobody has treated these plantations and the soil fits for bio product production”, Levan Urotadze said.