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New Hazelnut Drying Enterprise Opened in Samegrelo

A new enterprise of hazelnut drying and warehouse is opened in the village of Natsatsu, Zugdidi Municipality, which is meant to serve more than 600 farmer’s services. According to the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture, 1000 tons of hazelnut and 500 tons of goods are possible to be stored …

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Azerbaijan Wants to Increase Hazelnut Exports to Europe

Azerbaijan Hazelnut Producers and Exporters Association (AHPEA) intends to expand the geography of hazelnut exports in the European market, the association’s Chairman Ismayil Orujov told Trend. He said that last week Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) organized an export delegation to Switzerland, and about 12 Azerbaijani producers took …

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EU4Business Supports Georgian Hazelnut Growers to Meet Global Demand

The production of hazelnuts constitutes a major part of Georgian agriculture. As one of the country’s top 10 export commodities, they provide a source of income for more than 50,000 farmers and dozens of processing facilities. The subtropical climate around the coast of the Black Sea offers particularly favourable conditions …

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Georgian Hazelnut – Health Hazard or Recognized Georgian Brand in Europe?

Only two cases of excessive aflatoxin were registered in Georgian Hazelnut in 2017, the statement by Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia reads. The statement was released to react to information as if Georgian Hazelnut cannot be exported to EU market because of excessive aflatoxin. Aflatoxin in a scientifically-approved carcinogen and …

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Georgia Hazelnut Improvement Project – in Details

The Georgia Hazelnut Improvement Project (G-HIP) is a five-year Global Development Alliance (GDA), implemented by USAID, Ferrero, and CNFA. This dynamic approach to development leverages the technical and financial resources of each partner to increase sustainable capacity and broaden, deepen, and advance public and private sector development of the hazelnut …

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Natural Disaster Annihilates 20-25% of Hazelnut Crop in 2017

This year natural disaster annihilated 20-25% of hazelnut crop, Shota Janjghava, head of Geo Demo company, told Business Course. Similar problems arose in 2016 too and a major part of crop was lost, while the survived part was low-quality product, he said. Last year Georgian hazelnut industry was seriously damaged. If …

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Instable Quality Makes Georgian Hazelnut Cheaper Compared to Competitor Countries


Conversations with representatives of primary chain of Hazelnut production, Hazelnut processing plants and exporter companies prove that Hazelnut quality is a major problem in Georgia’s Hazelnut sector. All chains involved in Hazelnut business agree that in 2016 farmers picked low-quality Hazelnut  because of incorrect care, improper picking and storing. Moreover, …

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