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FAO Georgia Newsletter, March 2019 - Issue #4












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    The electronic newsletter from the FAO Representation in Georgia features the following articles: 1. EU representatives and Georgia’s Minister review EU-supported agriculture and rural development initiatives. EU-funded and supported agricultural and rural development programmes in Georgia, including wine sector reform initiated by FAO under the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), were the main topics of discussion during the high-profile meeting. 2.Dairy Congress kicks off next phase of EU-FAO-EBRD support to Georgian milk producers. The benefits of cooperation and opportunities for small and medium-sized dairy enterprises topped the agenda of the Second Caucasus Dairy Congress held in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi. 3. UN Sustainable Development Goals workshop held at Geostat. FAO is holding a three-day seminar at Geostat on SDG indicators under FAO custodianship. 4. Georgia and Armenia meet to discuss veterinary medicine and public healthcare trans-border issues. A trans-border meeting was held to discuss issues related to veterinary medicine and public healthcare. 5. ENPARD stakeholders discuss future development of Local Action Groups in Georgia. FAO brought together the stake-holders and implementing partners of the Euro-pean Neighbourhood Programme for Agricul-ture and Rural Development (ENPARD) for the 16th ENPARD stakeholders’ meeting. 6. Tajik officials learn from Georgian peers in FAO study tour. Senior staff members of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Agriculture and its Statistics Agency visited Georgia to meet with representatives of the National Statistics Office and the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture in Georgia.
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    E-Newsletter from FAO in Georgia, Issue No. 34, February 2018 2018
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    The electronic newsletter from the FAO Representation in Georgia features the following articles: 1. Georgia cooperates with FAO for more sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. The letter of agreement was signed for Georgia by Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Levan Davitashvili. FAO Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources Maria Helena Semedo signed for FAO, on behalf of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean. 2. The National Statistics Office of Georgia has started a pilot survey on aquaculture holdings. This survey on aquacultures is a part of the “Strategic Plan for Agricultural, Environmental and Rural Statistics of Georgia 2016 – 2020” and will be the first of its kind in Georgia. 3. Sustainable forest management is focus of regional meeting in Tbilisi. Prior to 2016, no country in the Caucasus or Central Asia had developed indicators to monitor sustainable forest management on a national level. Two years later, five countries – Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan – are on board with a project from FAO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to establish accountability systems for forest management. 4. Georgian milk producers learn from Italy and the United States. For the last few years, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have been working to help Georgia’s dairy farmers to boost milk productivity and quality.
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    The electronic newsletter from the FAO Representation in Georgia features the following articles: 1.Austria’s Foreign Affairs Ministry official Dr.Donatus Köck, Head of the Office of the Austrian Development Agency Gerhard Schaumberger, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Revaz Asatiani and Assistant FAO Representavive in Georgia Mamuka Meskhi visited the Tsalka Municipality to inspect the touristic infrastructure established under the FAO project entitled “Capacity Development of Agriculture of Geor gia.” 2.Exchanging experience and information on food loss and waste reduction in Georgia was the main objective of the stakeholders’ consultation workshop held on 24 May 2017 in Tbilisi. The workshop was organized by the European Union (EU) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) within the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD). 3.A high-level delegation from Georgia, led by deputy minister of agriculture Revaz Asatiani, was on an agricultural study tour in Hungary. Part of the programme was getting a first-hand experience on FAO’s work, in particular on food waste.

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