Georgia increases kiwifruit export to Japan

 Georgia increases kiwifruit export to Japan

Georgia is increasing the export of kiwifruit in Japan, Georgia's Ministry of Agriculture said.

 Georgia's Minister of Agriculture Levan Davitashvili said Japan was an interesting market for Georgia and exporting kiwifruit to Japan was important for the country.

Davitashvili met the President of Japanese trading company Agri and co-founder of Georgian kiwifruit producing company Nergeta at his office to discuss ways on how to boost kiwifruit export to Japan.

As the President of Agri said there was big potential for developing kiwifruit culture in Georgia as the climatic conditions are preferable in the country.

"Georgian kiwifruit has perfect quality. Last year we imported Georgian kiwifruit for the first time and it was much appreciated there. We think this year consumption of imported kiwifruit will increase. Due to high demand we plan to increase import of Georgian kiwifruit,” cited President of Agri as saying.

Georgian company Nergeta, which claims to produce Europe’s "sweetest green kiwifruit” first exported kiwifruit to Japan in 2016. This year the company plans to export about 100 tonnes of kiwifruit to Japan, the Ministry of Agriculture added.