The project sponsors are building the organic and fair trade production of Hazelnuts in Western Georgia.
Harvest, storage and processing are decisive for the quality and shelf-life of Hazelnuts. Therefore, the investors have established their own local processing plant and undertake careful training of the supplying farmers. To support the future volume growth, it is planned to set up 5 buying centres where the harvested nuts are collected from the farmers, shelled and dried.
The SSF loan finances 5 buying centres in Western Georgia.
Creation of 100 jobs, mostly seasonal
Know-how transfer through training of farmers and local processing
Additional income for 1500 contracted farmer families