On request of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tbilisi, Georgia a support and consultancy mission was carried out by two staff members of Wageningen University & Research centre and one staff member of BLGG laboratory for soil and crop analysis. The support and consultation focussed on cultivation of fruit crops and the establishment of a laboratory for soil analysis. Georgia was visited from 27 October – 1 November, 2014. During this visit discussions were held with staff members of Agricultural Scientific Research Centre and the Agricultural University. Our main contact person for fruit production was Dr. Zviad Bobokashvili, while Dr. Giorgi Ghambashidze, was our main contact person regarding the laboratory. The experimental field station of the institute for fruit crops as well as the Agricultural University were visited. Based on observations and discussions recommendations were made. A laboratory for soil analysis will be established using the common methods. It is advised that analysed samples are stored enabling correlation in case in future new analytical methods will be used. Regarding the fruit production It is clear that the yield, quantity and quality, can be increased substantially by technical measures. However, also the socio economic conditions need attention. Possibilities will be explored for funding future cooperation between Georgian institutions and Wageningen University & Research Centre. An exchange of students might be the first step for establishing a sustainable corporation.
|Place of Publication||Randwijk|
|Publisher||Praktijkonderzoek Plant en Omgeving, Bloembollen, Boomkwekerij & Fruit|
|Number of pages||75|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
van Reuler, H., Ravesloot, M. B. M., & Reijneveld, A. (2014). Support and consultation mission for the LEPL Agricultural Scientific Research Centre in Tbilisi, Georgia. Randwijk: Praktijkonderzoek Plant en Omgeving, Bloembollen, Boomkwekerij & Fruit.