Georgia has started exporting snails to the European market. The European Commission added Georgia to the list of approved countries back in December 2021.
This decision taken within the framework of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), between Georgia and the EU, allows Georgia to export snails and frog’s legs to the European Union among other food products.
Snails are currently being harvested across an estimated of 50 farms all over Georgia, that have ideal weather conditions for snail production.
According to the EU Delegation to Georgia’s press release, snail production is an attractive market due to the high demand, low input required and profitable returns. “Georgian farmers can get started with as little as half a hectare of land and sell one kilogram of produce for more than 10 Georgian lari on the European market.”
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