Georgian Sheep in Dire Straits

ჟურნალისტი: ცქრიალა შერმადინი ; რედაქტორი: ნინო ზურიაშვილი
Divider dot 20 ივნისი 2017

After the opening of the Arab market in 2009, 21 new companies jumped into the business. Revenues from the sheep trade increased from about $208,000 to $12.1 million in one year. Sheep herding was on the rise. But according to the shepherds, as soon as the business became profitable, it caught the fancy of authorities and their associates. The shepherds began having problems.