Three varieties of potato, introduced form International Potato Center (CIP) HQ, Lima Peru, registred in Georgia under local names (Javakheturi, Meskhuri and Meskhuri Tsiteli) have been planted in smallholder’s farm in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, Kazbegi municipality, village Sioni. CIP together with local partnet Scientific-Research Center of Agriculture, MoEA, are cpnducting evaluation trials of 76 new varieties of
International experts Jorje Andrade-Pidra, CIP, Gregory Forbes, independent expert and proff. Ahmad Manchadi, university BOKU, Austria visited Georgia to evaluate potato trials and conduct ToT on the following topics: Agricultural Production Systems simulator (APSIM); Understanding seed degeneration in potato. 2018, May 1-3 – the training courses has been reorganized for CIP partner institutions’ scientists at
Kazbegi Municipality (Positive Selection 2018) Locations № Village List Farmers Height of S/L (m.) Coordinates Potato variety Area of sq.m. Stepantsminda 1 Stepantsminda Nunu Kushashvili 1820 42°39′38″ N 44°38′16″ E Jelly 100 2 Gela Kushashvili 1820 42°39′36″ N 44°38′19″ E Unknow 600 3 Ivane Jamarashvili 1820 42°39′36″ N 44°38′19″ E Unknow 200 4 Gergeti Lia
27.03.2018 – CIP potato tub plants (tissue culture) transplanted into greenhouse from in vitro laboratory at CIP partner SRCA. Mini tubers will be produced at greenhouse for future multiplication at farmers’ farms.
The Enhancing Rural Livelihoods in Georgia project was officially launched during a ceremony for the opening of the International Potato Center (CIP) Regional Office for Central Asia and the Caucasus, which took place in Tbilisi on October 11, 2017. During that event, CIP scientists gave presentations on the project’s goals and activities to an audience