The Swiss Agrarian School of the Caucasus in the Dmanisi municipality to welcome the first group of students
The First Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Mr. Giorgi Khanashvili visited a new professional college, Swiss Agricultural School Caucasus, in Dmanisi municipality, village Sarkineti. According to the Deputy Ministers' statement, such types of professional institutions will assist in raising the interest among youth in the development of Agriculture and enhancement of knowledge in the field of agriculture. "The newly established "Swiss Agricultural School Caucasus" is one more testament that the government of Georgia, the Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, the business sector of Georgia, Georgian farmers, entrepreneurs correctly view the economic development of Georgia, and invest in the right way. This type of school provides training of qualified staff, and as a result, those strategic goals, which are seated by the government of Georgia, to strengthen the economy, will be reached” – said Mr. Giorgi Khanashvili. The professional institution is set up according to the Swiss standard and built by the Georgian-Swiss investment. It aims to specialize staff in cattle breeding, dairy, and cheese processing. The learning program is elaborated by the main partner Swiss agricultural school Plantahof and maintains a three-year theoretical and practical learning course. On the territory of the college, there is are Swiss standard modern cheese factory and a livestock farm, where by the lead of professionals, students will get involved in daily work and receive practical knowledge and experience. The project is implemented with the support of the Swiss Embassy in Georgia and actively cooperates with the Ministery of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, the Farmers Association, and the Ministry of Education and Science. The Swiss Agricultural School Caucasus will accept the first students in November 2021. At this stage, there are ten students in the college, and the college campus is intended for 30 students.