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The International Potato Centre expands to Georgia in Eurasia

The International Potato Center (CIP) has opened its regional office covering Central Asia and the Caucasus, in Tbilisi, Georgia. CIP plans to implement innovative methods of potato growing and will introduce new potato breeds. It will also focus on providing educational and professional development possibilities to scientists, farmers and producers in the sector. Michael Gerba, International Potato Center Chief Operating Officer, addressed the audience, saying potatoes, like wine, are part of Georgia’s great culture. “I’m very glad to be in Tbilisi. Our organisation will promote potato-growing not only in Georgia, but throughout the region,” he stated. More