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Consultants meet beekeepers

2014-06-18

The employees of Keda Informational-Consultative Service Center visited beekeepers in village Qveda Makhuntseti and got acquainted with the current situation. According to the beekeeper Guram Shotadze honey production is not satisfactory because of bad climate conditions. As for the bee health condition its normal as a result of preventive measures taken against them by the farmer. The consultants explained the advantages of new beehives regarding to the growth of honey production and granted Guram Shotadze with the literature about the beekeeping. Agro Service...

Consultants inform farmer about blueberry

2014-06-17

The consultants of Khelvachauri Informational-Consultative Service Center visit laboratory of Vanrik Company Group and got acquainted with the full circle of Blueberry breeding by the micro-cloning. Up to 400 000 blueberry saplings are produced in the Laboratory so far; however the owner of the company plans to expand the production. Mainly Vanrik company provides the own blueberry plantation by the produced saplings; however they take orders as well. Company owns 65 hectares of blueberry plantations in Guria region Layturi village and takes the produced...

The TV crew of program “I’m farmer” in Khelvachauri

2014-06-16

The specialists of Khelvachauri Informational-Consultative Service Center introduced the plant care methods to farmers in village Tkhilnari and provided them with the consultations regarding to the measures against the pest diseases. They observed the crops of Tsetskhladzeebi and studied the pest diseases there, after which specialists were able to provide the farmers with the appropriate consultations. The vegetable greenhouse of Khatuna Malakmadze was the next destination for Agro Service Center consultants and the TV crew of program “I’m farmer”....

Meetings regarding to the plant disease examination continues

2014-06-13

Meetings with the farmers regarding to the pest diseases identification continues. At the present Agro Service Center consultants along with the specialists of Laboratory Research Center met farmers in village Ortabatumi and advised them to fertilize soil and take measures against the pest diseases according to the agro terms. After observing several plots the specialists found out that some of the vegetable crops were infected by the fungus and pest diseases and provided farmers with the appropriate recommendations to improve the condition. 

Farmers wish animal husbandry and beekeeping demonstration farmings in Shuakhevi

2014-06-12

The measures against the pest diseases and the programs of the Ministry of Agriculture have been introduced with the farmers in village Nigazeuli and Goginauri by the specialists of Shuakhevi Informational-Consultative Service Center. They discussed the advantages of soil agrochemical research, the service which have been established in all municipalities of Ajara by the Agro Service Center. Above mentioned service gives the farmers opportunity to discover which fertilizers and minerals are useful for soil to get the better crop. Farmers made an initiative to...

New projects in animal husbandry for pasturers

2014-06-11

Director of Agro Service Center and the deputy minister of Agriculture of Ajara introduced projects planned in animal husbandry to the pasturers in Beshumi on 12th of June. They provided farmers with detailed information regarding to the grants, preferential duties and state programs which will help them to develop their farmings. In particular, purchase of mobile slaughter house and opening of milk collection center are planned by the support of international grants in mountainous Ajara in the nearest future. As farmers take cattle to the pastures...

Agro Service Center consultants visit farming

2014-06-10

The specialists of Khelvachauri Informational-Consultative Service Center observed farming of Nodar Khinkiladze in village Sharabidzeebi. As farmer stated his corn and vegetable plantation had plant diseases and he addressed Agro Service Center specialists for advice. After examining the above mentioned plants the consultants found various insects in the plantation, however the infected areas were not seen. They provided farmers with consultation regarding to the plant protection and recommended to clean the plantation from the weeds in order to improve the condition.

Agro Service Center consultants continue monitoring process

2014-06-05

Agro Service Center consultants continue monitoring plant diseases and agricultural enterprises. At the present they visited villages in Khelvachauri, Urekhi, Pheria, Salibauri, Gantiadi and Makhinjauri in order to discover the quarantine pest, Fall Webworm dissemination areas. However, after observing the plants they determined no infected areas. The specialists of Khelvachauri Informational-Consultative Service Center also attended the tea producing process and got acquainted with the works of Khelvachauri tea factory, where up to 12 tons of tea raw materials...

Examination of plant diseases begins

2014-06-04

Agro Service Center consultants along with the specialists of Laboratory Research Center begin examining the perennial and annual plant diseases in order to make disease identification and to improve the production quality. After observing the crops in Khelvachauri municipality they found that tomato, potato and union crops were infected with various types of fungus organisms. Citrus and kiwi fruit plants were infected as well. Agro Service Center and Laboratory Research Center specialists provided farmers with the recommendations regarding to the measures against...

Agro Service Center specialists continue advising farmers

2014-06-04

The specialists of Shukhevi Informational-Consultative Service Center attended ongoing spring works in village Zemokhevi and provided the farmers with consultation-recommendations regarding to the vegetable care. Besides, they discussed advantages of eco tourism, farm cooperatives, as well as soil agrochemical research and cattle artificial insemination with residents of Shuakhevi municipality. Agro Service Center consultants held daily meetings with farmers, where up to 7000 person got recommendation-consultations by them so far.

Journalists from central media get acquainted with the Agro Service Center activities during the press tour

2014-05-30

20 journalists from leading Georgian media along with the representatives of UNDP and EU visited Farmers Informational Center in Qobuleti on 30 May. Giorgi Misheladze, head of Agricultural Cooperative Development Agency attended the meeting as well. Within the frame of press tour they visited Farmers Informational-Consultative Service Center, Vine and Fruit Nursery and Fruit Consolidation Center. Besides, they attended seminar-presentation held in Agro Service Center conference hall regarding to the agriculture development perspectives, function of cooperatives,...

Rehabilitated buildings of Informational-Consultative Service Centers opened in Mountainous Ajara

2014-05-29

Rehabilitated offices of Khulo and Shuakhevi Informational-Consultative Service Centers opened on 29 May. Opening ceremony was attended by the Chairman of Ajara A.R Archil Khabadze, The Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia Shalva Pipia along with the Ministry of Agriculture of Ajara Zaur Phutkaradze, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  UNDP also signed a long-term agreement with the Agro Service Centre to continue the ongoing cooperation and assistance within the frame of European Neighbourhood...

Agro Service Center consultants met farmers

2014-05-23

The specialists of Shuakhevi Informational-Consultative Service Center continue meetings with farmers. At the present, they observed ongoing spring works at the village Paposhvilebi and Gori, where they informed the farmers about the MoA (Ministry of Agriculture of Ajara) Programs and recommended to cultivate innovative plant breeds in their farming. Besides, they discussed the advantages of Farm Cooperatives and fruit and vegetable plant care rules.

Representatives of Dnepropetrovsk Regional Council visit Agro Service Center

2014-05-20

Representatives of Dnepropetrovsk Regional Council got acquainted with Agro Service Center activities. They observed Informational-Consultative Service Center, Fruit drying Mini Enterprise and Vine and Fruit Nursery in Farmers Service Center in Qobuleti. They discussed future plans of Agro Service Center at the meeting as well. Agro Service Center is the only noncommercial organization in Georgia, which supports the agriculture development and introduction of modern technologies. The Delegation visited Agro Service Center within the frame of signed memorandum...

First calf born in Keda as a result of AI

2014-05-19

First calf has been born in Keda Municipality as a result of Cattle Artificial Insemination (AI). The specialists of Keda Informational- Consultative Service Center along with the Vet Doctor Vakhtang Beridze examined the calf and provided the farmer Temur Iremadze with the recommendation-consultations regarding to the calves keeping conditions.  Since the AI service has launched in Keda municipality AI specialists intensively cooperate with the farmers. Artificial Insemination is the simple and chip method to improve...

Head of the United Nations Development Programme in Georgia gets acquainted with Agro Service Center Activities

2014-05-16

Niels Scott, Head of the United Nations Development Programme visits the Farmers Consultancy Center of Agro Service Center in Kobuleti. He along with the UNDP project and program managers from Georgia, as well as from Armenia and Azerbaijan got acquainted with the activities of Agro Service Center. Besides they observed the Fruit and Vine Nursery of organization, where the elite breeds of vine and fruit are cultivated. Minister of Agriculture of Ajara Zaur Phutkaradze along with the deputy minister Avtandil Meskhidze attended the meeting as well.  

New beehives help farmers increase income and reduce labor

2014-05-02

The specialists of Kobuleti Informational-Consultative Service Center begin monitoring process of beehives distributed among farmers within the frame of MoA Program in 2013. They visited farmers living in the villages of Kobuleti Municipality. According to the farmers new beehives help them reduce their labor and increase income, because unlike the old ones they need no warming in winter, which was connected with additional expenses. Besides, the structure of new beehives makes bee keeping easy. More than 400 new beehives were distributed among farmers in Kobuleti...

8 calves born by AI in Kobuleti Municipality

2014-05-02

The specialists of Kobuleti Informational- Consultative Service Center observed calves born by AI (Artificial Insemination). They visited the owners living in the villages of Kobuleti and provided them with the recommendation-consultations regarding to the calves keeping conditions.  8 calves, each by weight 20-25 have been born in Kobuleti municipality at the present. According to the specialists farmers are satisfied with the results, because of which demand at AI service usage increases.  AI (Artificial Insemination) service has launched in Agro Service...

Vine and fruit new saplings cultivated in Gvara-Khutsubani nursery

2014-05-01

Kiwi fruit, persimmon, olive, pheikhoa, bilberry, pomegranate and walnut new saplings have been cultivated in Gvara-Khutsubany nursery, where the vine and fruit elite varieties given by the National Centre for Grapevine and Fruit tree Planting Propagation of Saguramo were planted in the May of 2013. Besides above mentioned Farmers Information Center is functioning near the nursery, where farmers are able to get qualified consultations about the issues important to them. In order to help farmers in the process of product realization Agro Service Center plans to...

Spring plowing works has been started in Keda Municipality

2014-04-25

The consultants of Agro Service Center have been involved in ongoing spring works, which has been started recently in Keda Municipality. They attended plowing works at village Pirveli Maisi. According to “Small Farmer’s Assistance 2014 spring project” all plowing works are done by the LTD “Mechanic”. There farming technique is already distributed in the Municipality to accomplish spring works, considering agro terms. Current agro cards consider only plowing works, which means that other works should be financed and done...

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