29 Dec 2017 - 17:21
Georgia has exported 21,000 tonnes of standard mandarins to Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Poland, Qatar and Belarus.
Additionally, about 7,700 tonnes of non-standard mandarins have already been processed in Georgia.
The typical citrus season runs from November to January and takes place mainly in Georgia’s western Adjara region.
A special coordination centre has opened in Adjara region to offer support to citrus growers and producers to sell this year’s harvest.
Adjara’s local government announced that companies that pay 0.2 GEL for every kilogram of lower quality mandarins to be processed and not sold as fruit would receive a subsidy of 0.10 GEL from the state.