Georgia Ag Sector Signs Trade Deal with Gabon

Georgia state Ag producers to help develop West African country of Gabon's farming sector

Agricultural experts from Georgia have inked a three-year deal with the West African country of Gabon to help develop its tiny farming sector, train future farmers and help the country develop a food safety inspection program - a partnership that could lead to lucrative deals for the state's poultry industry according to state representatives.

Gabon sells billions of dollars of crude drilled from its onshore and offshore oil fields every year, but its agriculture sector accounts for just 5 percent of the economy, an imbalance that causes major problems for developing nations. A jump in inflation or other disruptions can make it costly for Gabon's people to buy food staples from abroad. To read more, click HERE.