Otar Danelia visits Italy
Otar Danelia, the Chairman of Agricultural Committee of Parliament takes part in the international conference in Rome, Italy.
According to the press-office, Otar Danelia is invited as the honorable speaker. He receives an invitation by the fund Director. “Investments in Village Transformation”-is the main topic.
Otar Danelia will deliver a speech on January, 26. He will discuss reforms, challenges and result of the Agricultural Committee of Parliament of Georgia.
The EU turns 60: anniversary of the Treaty of Rome
Sixty years ago, on 25 March 1957, the leaders of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands gathered in Rome to sign the agreements that would create a Common Market in Europe. In two separate agreements, they agreed to establish a European Economic Community, aiming to remove barriers to trade, and to foster cooperation in the use of nuclear energy.
Economic integration, based on the removal of customs duties among member states and the promotion of free movement of goods, services, capital and people, proved such a success that more and more countries in Europe expressed their wish to join in the following years. This led to the creation of the European Union. The Treaty establishing the European Economic Community went through several updates and is now known as the Treaty on the functioning of the EU.
The parties discussed innovative technologies in agrarian sphere at the meeting with the Chair of the Agrarian Issues CommitteeThe Chair of the Committee, Otar Danelia and the representatives of the Company “Biocom Technologies” discussed future cooperation between Georgia and Belarus. Belarusian guests serve the visit to implement pilot project on automated and computerized animal farm. They have already visited Abasha and Martvili municipalities and met with various officials of executive authority. At the meeting in Parliament, they informed Georgian MPs about Company capacities and innovative technologies being the pre-condition for high quality production and reducing the prime cost of the product. As noted, Georgia is interested in establishment of high technology companies in agrarian sphere to ensure safe product. The parties also touched upon animal husbandry development and various respective project implementation in Georgian regions. The meeting was attended by the professor Levan Tortladze, the Advisor to the Agrarian Minister, Omar Kacharava and the Head Agrarian Project Management Agency Project Support and Development Office, Mikheil Kuchava.
The Agrarian Issues Committee discussed new pests in Western Georgia and elimination thereofThe parties heard the information about the new pest (Asian Cassida) in West Georgia and outlined eliminative measures at the meeting of the Committee with the Heads of Regional Administrations and Municipalities. The Head of the National Food Agency, Zurab Chekhurashvili provided comprehensive information about new pest causing the highest damage last year to Western Georgia. Asian Cassida was first detected in Georgia in 2015. We did not have any experience who to eliminate this pest and hence, we will be guided under international practice. The problem is wide scale evidenced with the fact that the pest damages more than 300 species of plants, preferring apple, peach, wine and berries. Particular damage last year was inflicted to nuts. This pest is characterized with unforeseeable movement, feeds on plants from spring to late autumn and spends winter in houses and other premises. According to international experts, in case of mass distribution of the pest, the damage may constitute 70%. “We have the emergency situation and shall undertake measures for a couple of years to at maximal extent control population of the pest until its total elimination”, - Z. Chekurashvili stated. He introduced the scheduled measures envisaging public awareness and exploitation of pesticides on agrarian land plots. US Development Fund will render aid to Georgia. 12 ml GEL is already allocated for elimination of the pest on land plots. The picture is alarming and the project shall apply to wider area. The scale entails extension of the project to the state program for elimination of pests. Phyto-sanitary control shall become stricter on the state border to prevent diversion. Inasmuch as the pest cannot be limited within administrative border, the measures shall be complex to cover all the regions. The Chair, Otar Danelia resumed the meeting. “We still have time to undertake respective measures because tomorrow it will be late leading us to catastrophe. We will undertake wide scale measures and convert the project into the state program. We shall make stricter phyto-sanitary regulations on the border”. The consultations will continue within the working group format in the nearest days.
The meeting of Otar Danelia with the representative of BIOCOM TECHNOLOGYThe Chair of the Agrarian Issues Committee, Mr. Otar Danelia held the meeting with the representative of the Innovative Company of Belarus, BIOCOM TECHNOLOGY, Yuri Malevich, Dimitri Yanets and Alexander Zinovenko. The parties discussed implementation of pilot projects of automated and computerized animal farm in Abasha and Martvili Municipalities. “Arrangement of such farm will create favorable conditions for provision of manufacture of natural milk. All in all, we will have the product safe for health which is one of the pre-conditions of FCFTA”, - O. Danelia stated. The parties spoke about cooperation and future perspectives in agrarian sphere. The Belarusian guests introduced the capacity and new technologies of the Company and noted that hereof approach guarantees high rentable production as the technical means reduce prime cost of the product. The meeting was attended by the Head of Agrarian and Food Department of Agrarian Ministry, Tengiz Kalandadze, the Advisor to the Agrarian Minister, Omar Kacharava and the professor, Levan Totladze.
Otar Danelia attended the PABSEC Standing Committee sitting
The Standing Committee accomplished activity in PABSEC Head Office in Istanbul, attended by the Head of the Parliamentary Delegation, Mr. Otar Danelia.
According to him, the Committee discussed the Changes to the Rules of Procedure and the Regulations of PABSEC. “Albania, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Armenia, Russia and Ukraine – these are the countries introducing the draft changes. Consideration will be held on May 17-18 in Kishinev at the Legal and Political Committee sitting. Simultaneously, PABSEC members initiated the Transport and Trade Development Forum to be held”.
The Delegation members discussed publication of the book on 25-year cooperation dedicated to the PABSEC jubilee date.