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Agriculture and Food Security
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Challenge

Since Georgia gained independence in the early 1990s, it has had a great need for investment to modernize several industries, such as the dairy industry.

Solution and Impact

A $10 million loan helped Sante GMT modernize and increase dairy production by establishing a network of milk collection centers around the country, update a processing facility and expand beyond milk production into a line of juices, yogurts, cheeses and dessert foods. In addition to enhancing the country’s food supply, the project provides income for thousands of rural family farmers who previously had no way of selling milk produced on their land.