When Media Meets Agriculture

May 29, 2014

Journalists visit demonstration plots and learn about services provided to local farmers in the upper Ajara . Photo: Vladimer Valishvili/UNDP

Twenty journalists from the leading Georgian media are visiting Ajara on 29-30 May to familiarize with the work done in the region under the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD).  

On May 29 journalists visited farmers in the villages and learned about the services that help establish farmers’ cooperatives, create production and realization chains and boost agriculture in Ajara.

They also attended the opening of a new branch of the Ajara Agriservice Centre in Shuakhevi during which they were welcomed by Archil Khabadze, Chairperson of the Ajara Autonomous Republic Government; Shalva Pipia, Minister of Agriculture of Georgia; Zaur Putkaradze, Minister of Agriculture of Ajara; Juan Echanove, Attaché in the issues of agriculture at the European Union Delegation; and Sophie Kemkhadze, Deputy Head of UNDP in Georgia.

UNDP also signed a long-term agreement with the Agriservice Centre to continue the ongoing cooperation and assistance.

The media tour is organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and UNDP in Georgia.

Contact information

Maia Chitaia, Action Global Communications, 599 490012 (cell), maia.chitaia@actionprgroup.com

Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP in Georgia: 599 196907 (mobile), sophie.tchitchinadze@undp.org

Tamar Mikadze, European Union Delegation to Georgia, +995 32 2943763, Tamriko.Mikadze@eeas.europa.eu