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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 Newsletter, March 2019 - Issue #4 2019
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    The electronic newsletter from the FAO Representation in Georgia features the following articles: 1. The implementing partners of the EU-supported European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) marked the 20th ENPARD stakeholders’ meeting by highlighting the main achievements since the launch of the programme in 2013. 2. FAO and the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) organized a Business to Business (B2B) event today in Tbilisi which focused on enhancing market linkages in the dairy sectors of Armenia and Georgia. 3. More than 200 commercial dairy farmers, processors, equipment suppliers, industry experts, and government representatives met in Tbilisi for Georgia’s annual dairy congress. 4. FAO conducted training-of-trainers on locust management for 20 master-trainers from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation. 5. Fruits and Berries of Georgia: Efficiency of Production and Marketing convened local producers in Tbilisi. The conference was organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and FAO and supported by the European Union and Georgia’s Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture.
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    E-Newsletter from FAO in Georgia, Issue No.38, April 2018 2018
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    The electronic newsletter from the FAO Representation in Georgia features the following articles: 1.Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representation in Georgia hosted a two-day visit of Moldovan delegates to Georgia to share information, recommendations and lessons learned while implementing the EU-funded projects under European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD). 2. Creating an online library to make modern agricultural advice handbooks and guidebooks available for Georgian farmers, extension specialists and all the interested parties – this was one of the main topics of the meeting organized by FAO and the Working Group on Extension (WGE) of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia. 3. EU-funded projects with budget of EUR 22 million (approx. GEL 60 million) implemented by FAO and UNDP will provide direct assistance to rural communities and support Georgian and Ajara Autonomous Republic governments on sustainable agriculture and rural development policy. 4. Fish and fish products are among the most widely traded food commodities in the world, with trade totaling around US$ 145 billion per year. Demand is especially strong in Europe. Market access and regional trade in fish products in Eastern Europe – especially with regard to the World Trade Organization – are the focus of a three-day workshop in Serbia.

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