Agriculture plays an important role in the economy of Georgia. Development of agriculture is especially significant for the development of the regions, where the majority of the population is employed in the sector.
The goal of this research is to analyze the value chain of onion in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region. This implies a detailed study of the sector and determining of its future perspectives.
Georgia has a favorable soil and climate for onion production. Clearly, it is impossible to produce onion in large amounts in every region, however, in the majority of the regions, onion production, including for self-consumption purposes, is becoming increasingly popular. Onions produced in Georgia are quite resistant to various diseases and has good taste characteristics.
In Samtskhe-Javakheti region, main plants cultivated are potatoes, grain and vegetables. Potato has a special significance for the region, as Samtskhe-Javakheti is the largest producer of potato. Currently, onion production is not widespread in the region, however, the size of the land used for onion cultivation increases every year.