US sends Georgia 13,000 tonnes of wheat

  • Photo: Elkana - Organic Farming & Rural Tourism Network in Georgia., 11 Jan 2021 - 16:19, Tbilisi,Georgia

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food for Progress programme is donating an additional 13,000 tonnes of high-quality wheat and 4,000 tonnes of soybeans used for feeding livestock and poultry to Georgia. 

A US ship brought the wheat and soybeans into Poti Port earlier today.

The US Department of Agriculture programme not only helps improve food safety and quality in the country in dairy and beef production, but also helps companies grow and develop,” said First Deputy Minister of Agriculture Giorgi Khaniashvili.

The wheat will be sold by the private sector on the Georgian market. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Agricultural Development Programme.