The agrifood sector, a solid pillar of the Georgian economy
Georgia is traditionally an agricultural country, which has has favorable climatic and natural conditions conducive to development of agriculture. 43.4% (more than 3 million hectares) of the whole territory of Georgia is designated as agricultural land which also includes pastures and meadows. 43% of the area is covered with forest.
Georgia’s fertile soil and favorable climate support production of a wide variety of high‐value agricultural products including grapes and wine, nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, and chestnuts), citrus fruits, apples, peaches, and apricots.
For Georgia, agriculture remains an important sector in terms of GDP contribution. In 2016, agriculture accounted for 12.4 percent of GDP.
Georgia has more than 500 varieties of indigenous grapes, including endangered vines found nowhere else on Earth. Grapes are not used only for wine, but also for traditional Georgian sweets - Churchkhela - nuts dipped in thickened grape juice.
EWA- Empowering Women in Agrifood
Training, mentoring, business coaching and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the agrifood sector
The objective of this programme is to motivate early stage female entrepreneurs to harness their power, understand their innate ability to succeed and overcome any obstacles, equip them with the appropriate knowledge,confidence and networks to successfully start and develop sustainable businesses.Read more