TOUR 2018 Georgia - organized by GDCI in partnership with Traktor & supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia

7 June 2018, Georgia, Tbilisi

Georgia Committed to Promoting Good Agricultural Practices with GLOBALG.A.P.  

Under the title of “GLOBALG.A.P. Development Perspectives in Georgia”, the GLOBALG.A.P. Tour Stop in the capital Tbilisi attracted over 80 delegates consisting of farmers, representatives of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture, including the organizations under the umbrella of the ministry, and representatives of Information Consulting Services.

Levan Davitashvili, Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, opened the conference by stressing how important it is to access high value markets and increase the credibility of Georgian products. In this respect, the Ministry is committed to providing full support for promoting GLOBALG.A.P. as the key standard for Good Agricultural Practices.

“The credibility of Georgian products is very important within the context of the Free Trade Agreement with the EU as well as in general for presenting Georgian products in the retail chains on international markets. It is of high importance that this credibility is approved and verified by international organizations,” said Levan Davitashvili. The minister continued to express his appreciation of the GLOBALG.A.P. system and confirmed that “the introduction of the GLOBALG.A.P. standard for our farmers and manufacturers means the emergence of new opportunities and access to alternative markets.”

The conference provided an overview of the requirements of GLOBALG.A.P. Fruit & Vegetable Certification, and in particular those for plant protection products with an emphasis on fresh herbs and berries. Delegates also gained insight into the benefits of implementing the standard as a means of improving competitiveness and facilitating access of fruit and vegetable products to international markets.

"I think this event is especially important. All the stakeholders are represented in one space and this conference demonstrates the importance of the GLOBALG.A.P. standard as the leading system for achieving Good Agricultural Practices. The information will help producers and farmers to improve their practices and find new markets, " said Enrique Uribe, GLOBALG.A.P. Technical Expert.

The conference was held at Courtyard Marriott, was organized by GDCI a leading consultancy and training firm in Georgia and a GLOBALG.A.P. Associate Member, in partnership with Traktor and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia.

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09:30 - 10:00               Arrival & Registration

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ekaterine Kimeridze, Director, GDCI LLC
Mark van Embden, Head of Operations, Initiative Traktor
TBD-Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia
TBD-Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia
Enrique Uribe, Technical Expert, GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat

10:30 - 11:30

General overview of the requirements of GLOBALGAP and future perspectives (EN)

Enrique Uribe, Technical Expert, GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 - 13:00

GLOBALG.A.P. success stories - Georgia

Romeo Japava, Co-Founder, Nergeta LLC
Zaza Kurashvili, Project Manager, Gemuani LLC
Natia Khelaia, Deputy CEO, Imereti Greenery LLC

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

GLOBALG.A.P. requirements related to plant protection products (PPP) and IPM

Edite Strazdina, Technical Key Account Manager & Farm Assurer Manager, GLOBALG.A.P.

14:30 - 15:00

Perspectives and expectations of EU buyers
Edite Strazdina, Technical Key Account Manager & Farm Assurer Manager, GLOBALG.A.P. 

 15:00 - 15:30

The challenges of GLOBALG.A.P. introduction in Georgia

Tamar Labartkava, Project Manager, GDCI LLC

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:45

Discussion in working groups: Challenges and solutions to GLOBALG.A.P. introduction in Georgia

Moderated by GDCI, Traktor, Caucascert

16:45 - 17:30

Plenary session: The results of working group discussion and next steps

Moderated by GDCI

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