Anka Food Ltd

Anka is a Georgia-based hazelnut exporter, which began in 2009.

Two hundred small-scale farmers, who are members of a local hazelnut farmers association, produce the hazelnuts. The harvest is collected and processed by Anka in Zugdidi near the border with Abkhazia. Once the hazelnuts have been shelled, sorted by size and packed in 50kg bags, they are exported to Italy, Germany and Switzerland.

For the time being, the farmers cultivate their nuts in a traditional way without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. In the mid-term, and with the support of Pakka, a Swiss trading company specialized in fair trade products, the farmers will move to organic certification of production.