ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN GEORGIA

M.P. Jorjadze, T.T. Urushadze

Abstract


The article provides brief information on the conception of organic agriculture and the basic principles of its functioning. It is shown that the most promising trend of directing agriculture in Georgia is associated with the Biological Farming Association Elkana. The organization, which was founded as early as 1994, by its energetic activity has gained high prestige among the broad sections of the public. Elkana’s activity enabled to fill up the information gap and agricultural workers have now a clear understanding of how to ensure the production of safe farming products. Together with the development of organic agriculture, an independent system of certification has been established and recognized at the European market. A successful international conference on organic agriculture was arranged and held in 2009. Since 2006 the Ecological Farming and Nature Conservation Department has been successfully functioning at the Georgian State Agrarian University, which is engaged in research work and training of future cadres, and successfully cooperates with Elkana.


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