One Country One Priority Product (OCOP)

Webinar: Successful biocontrol of the European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana) in Georgia

Virtual Event, 26/05/2023

The One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) Secretariat at FAO Headquarters and the FAO Country Office in Georgia are pleased to announce a webinar on the successful biocontrol of the European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana) in Georgia, with the addition of related experiences in the field.

Join us on Friday, 26 May 2023, 14:00 -15:30 CEST, for an expert discussion on solutions and strategies that are helping to stop the spread of pests and diseases through integrated pest management (IPM) products and practices.

The webinar will be presented online via Zoom.

Attendance is free but registration is mandatory via this registration link:

Details about this webinar

Biocontrol is a case study of healthy, biodiversity-rich, resilient agriculture, which will be promoted through the OCOP initiative. This webinar will serve as a forum to share knowledge, experiences and lessons learned in sustainable pest and pesticide management from different countries that are interested in implementing and promoting the OCOP initiative and its main objectives.

TimeItem and Presenter
14.00 – 14.10

Opening remarks by

Jingyuan Xia, Director, Plant Production and Protection Division (NSP) of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Raimund Jehle, Regional Programme Leader, FAO Regional Office for Europe  and Central Asia and FAO Representative for Georgia 

14.10 – 14.15

Key elements of the OCOP by Hafiz Muminjanov, Technical Adviser, NSP

14.15 – 14.20

Overview of ENPARD Programme in Georgia by Javier Sanz Alvarez, Programme Coordinator, FAO-Georgia

14.20 – 14.30

Overview of the biocontrol of pests in viticulture in different countries (Spain and France) by Julio Prieto Diaz, FAO/EU Technical Expert, Spain

14.30 – 14.40

Technical and economic benefits of the biocontrol of Lobesia botrana in Georgian vineyards by Alessandra Guidotti, International Agronomy and Extension Specialist, FAO-Georgia

14.40 – 14.50

Georgian wine producer experience by Patrick Honnef, Director Winery Chateau Mukhrani 

14.50 – 15.00

The biocontrol of Drosophilla suzukii, an invasive pest of berries and cherries in Northern America and Europe by Gianfranco Anfora, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy

15.00 – 15.10

Biological Control Tactics using Predatory Mites in Berry Crops by Oscar E. Liburd, University of Florida, United States of America

15.10 – 15.25

General discussion

15.25 – 15.30

Closing remarks by Raimund Jehle, Regional Programme Leader, FAO Regional  Office for Europe and Central Asia and FAO Representative for Georgia 

The webinar will be moderated by Hafiz Muminjanov.