One-year development of EU-funded agricultural cooperatives across Georgia
In the framework of EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), organisation CARE and its partner International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET), in cooperation with other ENPARD implementer partners – Oxfam GB, Mercy Corps and People in Need – present the results of ENPARD Annual Cooperatives Survey.
The survey assesses one-year performance of EU-supported cooperatives for the period 2014-2015. The results of the study are based on the data collected by four ENPARD implementer consortia (led by CARE, Oxfam GB, Mercy Corps and People in Need) and analysed by ISET Policy Institute.
The survey was conducted in 118 cooperatives, which signed contract for ENPARD grants until 2016. The cooperatives supported by EU in Adjara are not covered by this survey. However, they will be included in the next study to be published in June 2017.
Agricultural cooperative development is a long-term process. Therefore, the survey results will be more consistent after a few years. However, the current data already allows tracking the development of ENPARD-funded cooperatives and showing initial trends to be reported to stakeholders.
For more information please view Presentation and Key Findings, as well as enclosed Infogrpahic.
The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 102 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second phase of ENPARD focuses on creating economic opportunities for rural population that go beyond agricultural activities.
More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge