The International Potato Center (CIP) has been implementing a three-year project, “Enhancing Rural Livelihoods in Georgia: Introducing Integrated Seed Health Approaches to Local Potato Seed Systems” with Austrian Development Agency (ADA) support since July 2017
This site provides information about a project being implemented in Georgia to improve livelihoods of small-scale farmers by implementing integrated seed health for potato production. The project is funded by the Republic of Austria and runs from July, 2017 through June 2020.
Develop a seed plan for Georgia based on the principles of integrated seed health (ISH)
Identify and address weaknesses in the current certified seed system to improve access to clean seed
Develop and integrate a farmer training plan for on-farm seed management into the existing farmer-training network
Identify and promote the use of new varieties with resistance to viruses as part of the ISH strategy