23 February 2020,   21:34
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Swiss chocolate company to plant hazelnuts plantations in Georgia

Swiss chocolate company Camille Bloch intends to plant hazelnuts plantations in Georgia and also is going to use Georgian hazelnuts in the production of Ragusa, Swiss chocolate. 

The Prime Minister of Georgia and CEO of Chocolats Camille Bloch Daniel Bloch discussed the details of the project earlier today at a meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum taking place in Davos.

Bloch has already registered the company in Georgia and found a 561 ha land piece in Georgia in Lagodekhi municipality, eastern Georgia.

The company aims to cultivate hazelnuts using new technology noting it will increase productivity. They are planning to employ about 40 people.

Camille Bloch is producing 3 700 tonnes of chocolate per year. The annual revenue of the company is more than 45 million USD.

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