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EU to help Georgia systemise agr
EU to help Georgia systemise
agricultural crop varieties
On 10-13 April, an expert from France visited Georgia
as part of the EU’s assistance to the country to establish a national catalogue
of plant varieties.
When Georgia adopted its ‘Law on Allowing the Use of Agricultural Crop Varieties
Subject to Mandatory Certification and Seed Production’ in 2017, it requested
assistance from the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information
Exchange Instrument (TAIEX).
This expert mission is the first TAIEX activity scheduled within a series of
events aimed at creating a national catalogue of plant varieties in Georgia. The
objective of the four-day mission is to process and examine the subordinate law
acts on creating a national catalogue and to identify relevant EU legislation
for this purpose. Additionally, the participants will receive training on a
variety of registration methods according to DUS (Distinctness, Uniformity and
Stability) and VCU (Value for Cultivation and Use) testing results.
The event was organised by TAIEX in co-operation with
the country’s the Ministry of Agriculture.
TAIEX is a demand-driven tool that supports partner countries with the
adaptation of national laws, regulations and quality standards to match those of
EU Member States in the framework of Cooperation or Association Agreements
signed with the EU. In the Eastern Neighbourhood, TAIEX works with Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
Rural Women in Georgia Make Stri
Rural Women in Georgia Make Strides
towards Economic Empowerment
“Education and economic activities empower and equip women to make
life-determining choices and secure brighter future for their country,” said
Esabelle Dingizian, Third Vice Speaker of the Swedish Parliament, while meeting
women farmers in Kachreti community college “Aisi”.
Representatives of the Parliament of Sweden, Embassy of Sweden to Georgia and
Armenia, United Nations and the Parliament and Government of Georgia visited
Kachreti on 14 April 2018.
Esabelle Dingizian, Third Vice Speaker of the Parliament of Sweden; H.E. Martina
Quick, Ambassador of Sweden to Georgia and Armenia; Tamar Chugoshvili, Georgian
Parliament Vice Speaker and Chairperson of the Gender Equality Council; Natia
Natsvlishvili, Assistant Resident Representative of the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) in Georgia; and Ketevan Natriashvili, First Deputy
Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, met college students and teachers,
and members of the Women Farmers’ Association.
The high-level guests visited college premises, classrooms, workshops and
training sites, as well as the small farms and agricultural cooperatives managed
by women farmers.
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Seven Georgian municipalities jo
Seven Georgian municipalities join
EU initiative for climate and energy action
Seven Georgian municipalities recently became members of the EU-funded “Covenant
of Mayors East” initiative. The official signing ceremony of the agreement took
place in Telavi, Georgia. As a result, the total number of signatories to the EU
“Covenant of Mayors East” initiative in Georgia reached 23 towns.
The Covenant of Mayors East is a flagship EU initiative to reduce CO2 emissions
by at least 30% by 2030. It helps municipalities to prepare and implement
Sustainable Energy Action Plans, reducing dependency on fossil fuels, improving
the security of energy supply, and allowing them to contribute more actively to
climate change mitigation.
The Covenant of Mayors East is part of the EU4Energy initiative. EU4Energy
covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as
well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern
Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of
Moldova and Ukraine). It does this by financing projects and programmes that
help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and
consumption. Over the long term, this makes energy supply more reliable,
transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for
both citizens and the private sector.
EU, in partnership with UNDP,
assists Georgia to build national network of Rural Development
30 local experts were trained in rural development topics on 16-17 April 2018.
The interactive training focused on a range of rural development areas,
including strategic programming, implementation and evaluation, and best
The Training of Trainers is supported by the European Union (EU) under the
EU-funded programme ENPARD. Organised by UNDP in cooperation with the Ministry
of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, it is part of the targeted
capacity building initiative that aims to increase understanding of rural
development in Georgia, transfer international knowledge, promote cooperation
among the stakeholders and build the national network of qualified rural
“Rural development empowers people to transform their regions and communities,
based on the thorough understanding of developmental opportunities, policies and
organizational capacities. Building the national expertise in rural development
and creating the network of professionals, we lay the solid ground for the
success of this complex reform”, - Nodar Kereselidze, First Deputy Minister of
Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia.
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