On December 9, PMC Research held a presentation to introduce the findings of a Value Chain Analysis (VCA) on onions in the city of Akhaltsikhe, Samtskhe-Javakheti region. The main goal of the research was to examine the potential of onions in this part of Georgia and increase the capacity of the local university faculty and students by involving them in the research process.
Local university representatives, as well as local authorities, civil society, and media, attended the presentations. Due to the high interest in the product being analyzed, the presentation was interactive and triggered interesting discussion among local actors. The value chain analysis of the region’s specific agriculture plants will help local institutions to meet challenges and opportunities on the local and international markets.
”The analysis conducted by PMC Research Center has particular importance for Samtskhe-Javakheti State University, since this is the first applied research where our students have experienced field work. It will promote further implementation of the VCA within the education process”, said the pro-rector of Samtskhe-Javakheti State University, Roin Tatishvili.
The study was conducted within the framework of ENPARD’s project Empowering Modern Research Practices of the Regional Agriculture-Related Institutions, in partnership with the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and the Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN).