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Natural calamities damage Georgia’s agriculture

By Messenger Staff
Monday, August 24
Natural calamities have damaged Georgia’s agricultural lands. Annually Georgian agriculture loses approximately USD 40-60 million as bursting rivers and high seas damage the banks and shorelines. Although the state takes certain steps to combat erosion it is fighting a losing battle.

Mountain rivers create even more problems. Mountainous areas of Georgia such as Adjara, Svaneti, Lechkhumi and the Dusheti and Kazbegi regions suffer very intensively from land erosion, landslides and other natural calamities.

Specialists suggest that unless the state takes very systematic, substantial, solid and consistent measures promptly the situation will deteriorate further and will greatly hinder the sustainable development of the country.