Georgia Food Security and Agriculture Highlights, January–March 2012
11 Jul 2012, Asia - Caucasus, Georgia
- The population under the poverty threshold decreased between 2009 and 2011, from 9.9% in 2009 to 9.7% in 2010 and 9.2% in 2011. Social assistance decreased accordingly.
- The period of January–March was distinguished by low food prices comparing to the same period of 2011.
- Cereal production increased by 66% in 2011 compared to 2010, according to preliminary data from Geostat.
- Cereal imports during the first quarter of 2012 were almost four times higher than the quantities registered during the same period of 2011.