EU project hosts demonstration day for tomato farming in Georgia

Published in Economics
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:17
An EU-funded project is organising a demonstration of tomato farming on Friday, opening two demonstration plots to the public in the Georgian municipalities of Gori and Kaspi on Friday, and allowing farmers and other interested stakeholders to taste the difference. The events are organised by the European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) and the EU-funded project “Supporting Agricultural Cooperation in Georgia”, which is run by the Biological Farming Association.
The aim of the demo day is to introduce interested farmers to various modern methods of tomato growing, including intensive farming through innovative tomato grafting techniques, and organic production using drip irrigation and mulching techniques. The guests of the demo day will have the opportunity to compare the strengths and weaknesses of organic and conventional production methods and to taste tomatoes produced with different production systems.
ENPARD is composed of a variety of aid modalities, from direct budget support to the Government, through technical assistance and small grants to NGOs. The total budget for ENPARD in Georgia, covering the period of 2013-2019, is €102 million. 
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