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When will about 13 million GEL walnut tree gardens bear fruit?

When will about 13 million GEL walnut tree gardens bear fruit?

The products manufactured in the country cannot meet the local market’s requirements; however, thanks to some projects, the situation may change in a number of fields. The Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia supports the initiative of planting walnut tree gardens. According to the Body, it expressed its readiness to support the initiative of planting dwarf walnut trees in 2015, and within the supported projects only, walnut tree gardens have been built on 2,766 ha. The Ministry allocated 13, 388 to provide local farmers with necessary resources to grow the walnut tree gardens.

Out of the countries in the region, Georgia’s demand on walnuts is the highest. The gardens have already been planted; however, their precise number has been unknown so far. According to East fruit, the country fails to meet the local market requirements with this resulting in increased annual imports. For the last three years, the country has witnessed around a threefold increase in walnut imports with it amounting to 5,061 million USD. 93% of walnuts is imported from Ukraine, 4.1% from Uzbekistan, 1.9 from Kyrgyzstan and 0.8% from China.  

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