Georgia Potato Forum

Via Google Meet

The Georgia Potato Forum will bring together key actors to review and discuss market-based approaches for adding energy to the potato sector by identifying new market opportunities and technological innovations.


16 December 2020
15:00-16:00 (GST/GMT+4)


Viviana Infantas

Introductory video

Opening remarks

  • Iuri Nozadze (Deputy Minister), Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture
  • Peter Wiebler (USAID), Mission Director for Georgia
  • Samarendu Mohanty (CIP), Regional Director for Asia

Overview of potato sector in Georgia

  • Ian Barker (CIP), Program Director, Global Potato Agrifood Systems
    • Advances in production and commercialization levels; ideas for improving profitability

Market-based approaches to potato sector development

  • Jorge Andrade (CIP), Plant Pathologist Specialist
    • Description of CIP’s work with PMCA, citing success stories from other countries and how they may be applied in Georgia


  • Moderated by Rusudan Mdviani (CIP), Regional Leader for Central Asia and Caucasus

Closing remarks

  • Pietro Turilli (CIP), Director of Resource Mobilization