The Swiss company Camille Bloch has decided to cultivate hazelnut plantations in Georgia in an innovative way and expand its production in Georgia, announced Georgian Economy Minister Natia Turnava after meeting with Daniel Bloch, President of the Swiss chocolate company Camille Bloch.
The Minister noted that Camille Bloch has chosen Georgia for a hazelnut plantation on several tens of hectares, grown using innovative methods. It is expected to employ dozens of people.
“We are ready to stand by the company as much as possible and support within the “Produce in Georgia” program, help with the training of employed people, and to introduce them to new knowledge and new technologies,” said Turnava.
Swiss chocolate company Camille Bloch has invested 40 million GEL in the Kakheti region, Sighnaghi municipality, and started cultivating hazelnut orchards on 50 hectares of land with innovative technology. The company expects the first hazelnut harvest by 2025.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze