Friday, 04 October 2019 / Published in Events, Gallery, News

The Chief Specialist of the Information and Consulting center Kahkaber Juanukashvili and the Chief Specialist of Scientific-Research Cenre of Agriculture Dali Tsiklauri, successfully completed and got Certificates for completion of the dual-season (2018-2019) research on positive selection of self-produced seed potato quality improvement. 

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 / Published in Events, News

In September 24-27 the International Potato Center (CIP) organized an event about “Developing a Potato Seed Certification System”, within the project “Enhancing Rural Livelihoods in Georgia: Introducing Integrated Seed Health Approaches to Local Potato Seed Systems”, supported by Austrian Development Agency. The workshop have held in Tbilisi (24-25 September, Hotel Biltmor) and Kazbegi (26-27 September, Hotel Rooms and fields in villages Sno and Sioni).

Four-day workshop supports to enable Georgian partners in their effort to develop a seed certification plan for Georgia. Participants have reviewed and discussed the previous system that existed in Georgia during the Soviet era, as well as current systems in other countries, with particular emphasis on only the recommendations by UNECE. During the event an additional concepts have also been reviewed that can help to make the seed system plan more successful, such as concepts of optimizing thresholds as described by Choudhury et al (2017), alternative forms of quality control, such as Quality Declared Seed (QDS), and the appropriateness of mandatory certification.

As an output of the workshop, participants have developed a roadmap for moving forward with seed certification of potato, including the steps to take. Draft roadmap will be developed by end of year and presented to stakeholders by February 2020.

69 participants attended the workshop, including representatives of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Scientific-Research Center of Agriculture (SRCA), company “Agrico”, Georgian Technical University, National Intellectual Priority Center of Georgia (“SAKPATENTI”), Georgian Accreditation Center, Georgian Farmers’ Association (GFA), representatives of organization “CARE”, etc.

 

The media coverage can be viewed here:

https://www.imedi.ge/ge/video/42270/qronika-1400-saatze–24-seqtemberi-2019-tseli#!?page=2

14:35 min.

https://www.interpressnews.ge/ka/article/565512-kartopilis-teslis-sertipicirebis-sakitxebi-ganixiles/

http://accentnews.ge/newsdetails.php?lang=1&NewsID=6554

http://kvira.ge/501790

http://www.newspress.ge/sazogadoeba/132985-saqarthveloshi-kartofilis-theslis-sertificirebis-sakithkhebi-ganikhiles.html

https://ipress.ge/new/saqarthveloshi-kartophilis-theslis-sertiphitsirebis-sakithkhebi-ganikhiles/

http://frontnews.eu/news/ge/55532

http://reportiori.ge/inside.php?menuid=3&id=107747

http://pia.ge/post/283580-saqartvelosi-kartofilis-teslis-sertificirebis-sakitxebi-ganixiles

https://www.bpn.ge/article/60873-kartopilis-teslis-sertipicirebis-sakitxebi-ganixiles

https://www.facebook.com/srca.geo/photos/ms.c.eJw9zdkNA0EIA9COIgz2GPpvLMrskt8nH3BUo5xjoRMfPKCqaMFc4NwE~;yAcohXzAhG~;hLsWwncjYyvzvMT7YpGHyMJZuKNZO2qxx9ShvlLlIiY~-.bps.a.1703813239751870/1703875446412316/?type=3&theater

 

 

Presentations presented during the event:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15AbQJyb-Je9G1l3ZdyALShgnLM-b2BVg?usp=sharing

 

Photos of the event here:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146579220@N04/albums/72157711068965117

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146579220@N04/albums/72157711055140136

Friday, 09 August 2019 / Published in Events, News

In September 24-27 the International Potato Center (CIP) is organizing an event “Developing a Potato Seed Certification System”, within the project “Enhancing Rural Livelihoods in Georgia: Introducing Integrated Seed Health Approaches to Local Potato Seed Systems”, supported by Austrian Development Agency. The workshop will be organized in Tbilisi (24-25 September, Hotel Biltmor) and Kazbegi (26-27 September, Hotel Rooms and fields in villages Sno).

 

This four-day workshop will support to enable Georgian partners in their effort to develop a seed certification plan for Georgia.  Participants will review and discuss the previous system that existed in Georgia during the Soviet era, as well as current systems in other countries, with particular emphasis only the recommendations by UNECE.  During the event an additional concepts will also be reviewed that can help make the seed system plan more successful, such as concepts of optimizing thresholds as described by Choudhury et al (2017), alternative forms of quality control, such as Quality Declared Seed (QDS), and the appropriateness of mandatory certification.

As a output of the workshop, participants will develop a roadmap for moving forward with seed certification of potato, including the steps to take, who will take the steps and the development of a timeline. 

Monday, 05 August 2019 / Published in Gallery, News

  Director of Resource Mobilization, at the International Potato Center (CIP) – Pietro Turilli, Resource Mobilization Specialist – Elisabeth Ullman, and International Potato Center Regional in Leader Central Asia and the Caucasus – Rusudan Mdivani met with Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Georgia – Iuri Nozadze. The discussion held about existing collaboration between International Potato Center and The Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia. Director of Scientific-research Centre of Agriculture – Levan Ujmajuridze has also met the delegation. Key points highlighted during the meeting were: production and enhancing of harvesting of types of seed potatoes resistant to diseases, which will help country in term of food safety.

     The meeting with Deputy Ministers of Agriculture of Adjara – Sulkhan Motskobili and Mamuka Turmanidze, also, Head of Adjara Scientific – Consulting Center of Georgia – Zaur Putkaradze was held in Adjara. Basic topics of the meeting were perspectives of sweet potato introduction in Georgia, especially in Adjara.

     Guests visited the demonstration bases of Jigaura and Tsilkani of the Scientific-Research Center of Agriculture. Research division of plant micro-clonal reproduction (in vitro) and virus free planting materials was also introduced to guests, where 76 clones of potatoes received from CIP are being tasted.  

     Next visit of the CIP representatives was related to existing project – “Enhancing Rural Livelihoods in Georgia: Introducing Integrated Seed Health Approaches to Local Potato Seed Systems”. Guests visited demonstrational parts of Kazbegi.

 

 

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