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All-in-one digital system for animal health and food safety

06.05.2021 — Article Georgia
In 2021, Georgia will have its first ever digital National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS). While the name is quite self-explanatory, in practical terms it means permanent identification and traceability ‘from farm to fork’. The phrase “from farm to fork” was coined for a system of identification of animal products back to farm premises.  Once fully implemented, this real-time online database of animals will allow Georgian policy-makers to act quickly in case of disease outbreaks and also, to introduce more tailored policies for the benefit of the sector. 





Digitalization – a means or an end in itself?

03.12.2020 — Article Georgia
Today, hardly anyone can imagine being without a favourite smartphone that surfs the internet, plays games, and streams multimedia; in fact, nobody would even be able to contemplate a minute without internet access. Internet-capable smartphones have created the need for us to be instantly updated and constantly connected with the rest of the world.  Yet neither computers nor the Internet were initially created for entertainment purposes, instead being born out of the need to tackle problems, a fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has poignantly proved. With this, we start a new series of articles in which we will explore digitalization – as either a means or an end – in SDC-funded projects in the South Caucasus region.



Georgia Joins the Equal Pay International Coalition

20.09.2020 — Article Georgia
18 September saw the first ever celebration of the International Equal Pay Day. On this day, Georgia officially declared its intention to join the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC). The decision will be consummated with the signing of the application this fall.


Women vis-a-vis the Pandemic

11.09.2020 — Article Georgia
The current year of 2020 has turned out to be very unusual. It became apparent rather early that the coronavirus was not just any other infection, but the cascade of shutdowns that followed could not have been predicted. It did not take long for institutions and companies, as well as entire districts and countries, to close down one after another, until the whole world found itself in quarantine. However, against this worrying background, three women from the South Caucasus countries saw a silver lining.



Switzerland and Austria extend support to the National Animal Identification and Traceability System in Georgia

16.06.2020 — Press release Georgia

The representatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) signed an agreement on the extension of support to the Government of Georgia to kick off a nation-wide Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS). The extension will allow to smoothly resume and complete the activities that were hampered amid the COVID-19 crisis.

 


When a pandemic strikes, just play along

28.04.2020 — Article Georgia
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. For Marneuli residents this became a daily experience from March 23, when the government put Marneuli under quarantine on the grounds that the source of infection of the COVID-19 in the municipality could not be traced. From that day on, Marneuli residents acutely realized that they have been plunged into the global health and economic crisis.


Swiss travellers abroad should register on the "Travel Admin App”

19.03.2020 — Press release Georgia
Bern, 19.03.2020 - Earlier this week, the Federal Council called on Swiss travellers to return home quickly. In order to better support those who are still blocked abroad, they should register on the "Travel Admin App" of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA.

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