Georgia’s struggling ag sector

Agriculture in Georgia, the former Soviet satellite state, consists mostly of small-scale subsistence operations, but the government wants to re-invigorate an industry that has been in decline for 10 years. Enter the embattled Boer farmers of South Africa, where an estimated 3,000 have been killed.

The British Economist newspaper refers to “rural land ownership (as) a particularly contentious part of apartheid’s legacy.”

Better Farming - May 2012