Management company GGM purchased a plot of land in Keda municipality, Ajara, Georgia to build a Dried Fruit Enterprise in September 2019, construction of the enterprise began in August 2020 and was completed in February 2021, and the enterprise has been operating in test mode since March, the same year.
It is planned to be produced five types of products: dried fruit, tklapi (fruit leather), candied fruit, nuts, candle-shaped candy Churchkhela.
The products will be available for sale on the Georgian market in the fall of 2021, and will be exported in September 2022.
The products will appear in both Georgian and export markets under the name "Kerki". KERKI - It is an old Georgian word, which is still used in several regions of Georgia and means sun-dried berries.
The total investment is $ 700,000. There are 20 people employed in the enterprise during the testing time, and at least 35 will be employed after the official opening of the enterprise.
Project Support, Donor and Partner Organizations:
Rural Development Agency (RDA);
USAID-Agriculture Program (CNFA Georgia);
EU (ENPARD / Keda Leader);
Ministry of Agriculture of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara, Agroservice Center;
JSC TBC Bank.
The project is implemented by GGM subsidiary: Agro Network Ltd.