Georgian Tea program: 15ha plantation rehabilitated in country’s west
By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, March 2Georgia is stepping up its efforts to rehabilitate its existing tea plantations and encourage the development of tea production in the country.
A 15 hectare tea plantation will be restored in the Etsera village in Georgia’s Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region within the Georgian Tea state program.
The Georgian Tea program was created by Georgia’s Agriculture and Economy Ministries in November 2015, and aimed to rehabilitate 7,000 hectares of tea plantations step-by-step in Georgia.
The first stage of the program started in February and this intended to support local and biologically clean tea production in Etsera village.
At the same time, the state will support small tea processing businesses and launch certification programs together with donor organisations to ensure tea production in Georgia meets high standards.
All these efforts will make it easier for Georgian tea to be exported to European markets.
On a similar note, the Government will also establish a state program that supported tea storage facilities. This will see the country’s tea season expand by allow products to be better stored. (Agenda.ge)