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Brucellosis prevention and control in Georgia - UTF/GEO/006/GEO









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    Guidelines for coordinated human and animal brucellosis surveillance 2003
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    Brucellosis remains a major source of disease in domesticated animals, wildlife and humans. Although reported incidence and prevalence of the disease vary widely from country to country, bovine brucellosis caused mainly by Brucella. abortus is still the most widespread form. In sheep, goats and humans, brucellosis caused by Brucella melitensis is by far the most important clinically apparent disease. Brucellosis is still a major disease problem in the Mediterranean region, western Asia, parts of Africa and Latin America. The zoonotic significance of Brucellosis requires concerted efforts at control through intersectoral collaboration between the Ministiries of Agriculture and Health. Such collaboration will depend to a large extent on the availabilty of science based information collected through efficient surveillance systems for the purpose of designing practical and feasible control strategies to reduce prevalence of the disease and where feasible, eradicate it. These guidelines ha ve been prepared with that aim. They have been developed by reviewing programmes in countries that have successfully controlled and eradicated Brucellosis as well as those countries in which the disease is still endemic. In using these giudelines for human and animal brucellosis surveillance it must be emphasised, that what has been successful in one country may not necessarily be successful in another based on factors such as level of control of animal movement and socio-cultural practices and habits. It is therefore suggested that these guidlines be modified to suit prevailing local conditions and animal management systems.
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    Evaluation of the project “Technical Assistance to Support the Establishment of a National Animal Identification, Registration and Traceability System (NAITS) in Georgia”
    Project code: GCP/GEO/009/SWI
    2022
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    This report presents the results of the final evaluation of the project “Technical Assistance to Support the Establishment of a National Animal Identification, Registration and Traceability System (NAITS) in Georgia” implemented from 1 December 2016 to 31 December 2021. The evaluation was conducted from September to December 2021 and aimed to guide future actions and serve as an input to improve the implementation of the follow-up project “Enhancing Food Safety and the Competitiveness of the Livestock Sector through the Improvement of the National Animal Identification, Registration and Traceability System (NAITS-II).” This evaluation presents strategic recommendations and lessons to maximize the institutionalization and appropriation of the project’s results by stakeholders and disseminate information to authorities that could benefit from it.
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    Digitalization of the food control system to measure food safety in Georgia 2024
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    Effective data collection during food control procedures by the public authorities is essential to ensure food safety and compliance with regulations. Using modern technology plays a vital role in acquiring information from food businesses, food control inspections, and other food control actions. Digital systems allow real-time assessment of the current food safety compliance levels, permit establishing baselines and trend analyses, and enable targeted actions as a response to the food control results. A well-functioning digital system can provide results from several food safety aspects, pointing out where there is room for improvement giving the food control authority tools to strive for better effectiveness of food control and food safety. Georgia, a country that earlier applied mainly a non-digital environment to collect and analyze food control data, has developed a digital system to modernize data acquisition in recent years. Until 2017 the National Food Agency received food control results from the regions on spreadsheets and text files. The collection of the data from the files was ineffective, cumbersome, and prone to mistakes. Authorities experienced problems in receiving timely data throughout the food chain including information on registrations of food businesses, inspection results, and any other relevant food safety data. This impaired the understanding of the food safety situation in Georgia and the development of food control. The new system, which has been in use since 2017 in the capital and since then expanded to the whole country. It contains up-to-date food safety data on food businesses and compliance. Georgia is further developing the digital system to include more information from the food chain, which will permit comprehensive analyses of the food safety state and food control effectiveness. This document was developed within the framework of the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and the University of Helsinki collaboration on the “Call for collecting good practices in improving food safety management”, launched in June 2022. This call aimed to empower organizations to showcase innovative solutions and good practices to improve specific aspects of food safety management in Europe and Central Asia. It facilitates experience sharing and co-learning amongst the Member countries in the region. Five good practices were identified under three categories:  i) Measuring the effectiveness of food control; ii) Solutions to support small-scale producers to comply with food safety requirements; iii)  Use of digital solutions to improve food safety management.

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