Polish-Georgian team of specialists monitored unique herbal habitats of Mtskheta-Mtianeti, screened vast herbal collections of Tbilisi Botanical Garden and visited production plant of a herbal medicines company.
The first round of professional trainings on harvesting the herbs will be provided by TSMU to four groups of ten candidates in the framework of the project “Collection of medicinal plants in Georgia – a chance for the labor market”, financed by the Polish aid. The program of trainings will include knowledge on botany, natural herbal substances, pharmacognosy, analytical methods and elements of entrepreneurship.
Georgia is considered as a country having ideal natural conditions for cultivation and harvesting medicinal herbs and has good perspectives for the development of herbal industry. Lack of skilled professionals for herbs collection is one of serious limitations and the Polish-Georgian project supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland is aimed at improving this situation.
Source: Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tbilisi
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