Georgia and China stand at the beginning of a new stage of relations where agriculture is the focus. Thanks to Chinese support, more than 30 greenhouses will be built in Marneuli – a town in the Kvemo Kartli region of southern Georgia. In addition, China will provide Georgia with irrigation/reclamation machinery worth $9 million USD. These activities were a result of a cooperation project titled ‘Vegetable Cultivation Technology in Georgia’, which was signed between Georgia and China on November 18, 2014. The two-year project aimed to increase Georgia’s cultivation of herbs and implement new technologies as a way to stimulate the industry…Full Article: Agenda.ge May 2015

Key Points

  • In 2014, China donated 30 pieces of agricultural (irrigation) equipment to Georgia. China plans to donate another 26 pieces of equipment in 2015.
  • Georgia currently supplies wine to the Chinese market and hopes to supply tea in the future.

ChinaAg Comment

  • From 2010 to 2014, Chinese imports of Georgian wine increased from 170,468 liters to 825,337 liters, with equivalent values rising from US$543,998 to US$4.8 million.

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