US helps Georgia to combat stink bug infestation

US helps Georgia to combat stink bug infestation

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) helped Georgia combat the country’s stink bug infestation problem by handing over 17 tractors to the Georgian National Food Agency in Abasha, in Georgia’s Samegrelo region.

"These tractors are part of $6.5 million in assistance from the US Government to help Georgia fight the stink bug,” the press release published by the USAID reads.

USAID’s Assistant Administrator Brock Bierman and Georgia’s Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture Levan Davitashvili signed a Memorandum of Understanding on March 5 this year to help combat the stink bug in Georgia with new supplies such as tractors, sprayers and traps, Agenda.ge reported.

Furthermore, USAID promised to offer $3.5 million to this effect.

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