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    E-Newsletter from FAO in Georgia, Issue No.37, May 2018 2018
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    The electronic newsletter from the FAO Representation in Georgia features the following articles: 1. The most favourable pre-selected value chains reflected in the baseline study conducted by FAO with the support of EU. 2. FAO and the National Food Agency (NFA) have launched a pilot programme for the National Animal Identification & Traceability System (NAITS). In this regard, representatives of the agency and FAO introduced electronic tablets to be used instead of paper forms, by local veterinary officers. 3. FAO-EBRD International Conference Herbs of Georgia supports the efforts of the Georgian Government to diversify and increase exports of high value products from the country and take greater advantage of serving 500 million consumer thanks to the Deep and comprehensive free trade agreement with the European Union (EU). 4. Manuel Sager, the Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) visited the regional offices of the National Food Agency (NFA) and the Laboratory of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia in Akhaltsikhe during his 3-day visit to Georgia. 5. FAO in Georgia gathered national statisticians of the state, analysts and private agencies of Georgia to introduce the Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Tool (FPMA), an electronic system that provides an advanced technical solution for dissemination and analysis of price information. 6. FAO, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have agreed to step up joint action to combat health threats associated with interactions between humans, animals and the environment. 
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    E-Newsletter from FAO in Georgia, Issue No.36, April 2018 2018
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    The electronic newsletter from the FAO Representation in Georgia features the following articles: 1. Mikheil Sokhadze, the National Team leader of FAO’s project on National Animal Identification and Tracebility System (NAITS), discusses slaughterhouses and food safety. Since 2016, FAO has been assisting the National Food Agency of Georgia to implement National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS), under which animals have been marked with ear tags and mandatory vaccination programmes have been conducted. 2. EU supports Agrarian Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Georgia in arranging meetings in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. The Agrarian Affairs Committee meeting led by Chairman Mr. Otar Danelia was held in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. The field visit was supported by European Union in a close partnership with FAO under European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD). 3. FAO expert: Reducing food waste would improve global climate, local economy. As a FAO study revealed food waste at the household/consumer level is low in the poorest regions of the world (around 10 kg per capita annually), and significant in high-income coun-tries, where over 100 kg of food is lost or wast-ed per person every year.
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    FAO Georgia E-newsletter 27 2017
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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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