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Is Less, More? On “Usakhelauri” Wine

December 25, 2017 By Pati Mamardashvili This summer I bought a small piece of land (0.15ha) in the village of Okhureshi to grow a vineyard. About 700 “Usakhelauri” vine seedlings planted on that land in November this year will soon ...
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Asian Invasion: Stink Bug in Georgia

November 20, 2017   By Salome Gelashvili and Ia Katsia Nikoloz M., 65, from the Imeretian village of Jikhaishi, invested around 15,000 GEL into his 8.5 ha hazelnut orchard in 2012, hoping that one day his initiative would turn into a ...
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Strong Leader = Successful Team?!

October 16, 2017 Aurthors: Nino Kakulia, Irakli Kochlamazashvili and Salome Gelashvili The cooperative movement in Georgia started back in 2013 with EU support, through the launching of the ENPARD project, a major component of which is the development of agricultural ...
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Georgian Wool: Can It Become the “Golden Fleece” Again?

July 03, 2017 Aurthors: Rati Kochlamazashvili, Phati Mamardashvili Back in 2014, Georgia and the European Union (EU) signed an Association Agreement, which included the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between the EU and Georgia. While this agreement creates ...
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How Safe Is Your Food?

June 17, 2017 Authors: Salome Deisadze, Phati Mamardashvili Food safety has become an important aspect of agricultural policy for many countries (see, e.g., CAP). By definition, “Food safety refers to the conditions and practices that preserve the quality of food to ...
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Hunger Games: Speculation in Food Markets

May 13, 2017 Authors: Salome Gelashvili, Phati Mamardashvili In the old Soviet movie, “Once Upon a Time Twenty Years Later,” a mother of ten who bought a lot of clothing and food in a local shop was suspected of being ...
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