US provides Georgia with 27,000 tonnes of wheat

  •  This is in addition to the 27,000 tonnes of wheat delivered to Georgia last December. Photo: Organic Framing & Rural Tourism Network in Georgia

Agenda.ge, 9 May 2020 - 11:59, Tbilisi,Georgia

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food for Progress programme, is donating an additional 27,000 tonnes of high-quality wheat to support Georgia during the coronavirus outbreak.

The US Ambassador to Georgia, Kelly Degnan, announced yesterday that this is in addition to the 27,000 tonnes of wheat delivered to Georgia last December.  

As other countries are banning export of their wheat and grains, the US is finding ways to help by providing more”, Ambassador Degnan said.

She further added that by the end of this month, USDA will sign 18 small grant agreements, totalling $400,000 ‘to strengthen the dairy, beef, and farming sectors and improve food safety standards’.

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