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Georgian Almond Growers Association Is Established

The demand for almonds is increasing all over the world every year. This lead Foreign
investors to look for new locations to set up almond orchards. Georgia has an extraordinary
opportunity to become a hot point for the almond production: the climate and the soil of the
eastern Georgia makes excellent conditions to commercially grow almonds.

In frameworks of USAID REAP project, “Agro Solutions” conducted the research about
potential of almond market in Georgia. According to the research, Georgia has an
opportunity to become one of the leading countries in almond production. Based on this
research, was identified that from about total 10 hectares of almond orchards in 2015 it
grew to 900 hectares by recent data and this figure starts to grow annually.

This led Georgia to fall under the radars of foreign investors; Those investors already
conducted studies on risk factors and opportunities of almond production in Georgia.
Several regions of eastern Georgia have been identified to have excellent climate and soil
conditions to grow particular commercial varieties of almonds.

Taking in consideration all this potential, “Agro Solutions” founded “Georgian Almond
Growers Association” with the aims to support Georgia to become a leading almond
production country in the world.

GAGA aims to create a platform, which will involve farmers who already owns almond
orchards in Georgia and same time will facilitate farmers who desire to involve in almond
production. Consultations will be guided by both, Georgian and foreign experts who will
share their expertise on modern technologies of setting up almond orchards and its production.
GAGA, with the support of international partners, will assist Georgian almond growers to
identify and establish business relationship with foreign markets.

GAGA will attend various meetings, conferences, seminars and exhibition outside of
Georgia. All this activities will be aimed to increase competence of Georgian farmers and
specialists in almond production.

GAGA hopes to pin Georgia on the world almond production map.