EBRD and EU support innovative farming in Georgia
Georgian agribusiness firm Lomtagora benefits from EBRD and EU funding.
Kakha Lashkhi studied agricultural science at university. When he finished his Ph.D. he wanted to put his expertise to good use, so he used his savings to found his own company, Lomtagora Ltd., in the Kvemo Kartli region in southern Georgia.
Lomtagora has a promising market model. We grow, test and select local varieties of wheat and corn seeds, Mr Lashkhi explained. We cross-breed them, sometimes with foreign variants, to adapt them better to local conditions and achieve a richer harvest. The seeds are then sold to our clients.