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Food Security and Nutrition Project Closure Event

Food Security and Nutrition Project Closure Event

On September 14, 2017 at 10:00am, at Expo Georgia (N 3 Pavilion) Oxfam Georgia invites you on closure event of the EU-funded project titled “Improving Regional Food Security through National Strategies and Small Holder production in the South Caucasus”. Project has been implemented by Oxfam and its partner organization “Biological Farming Association Elkana” in Georgia and Armenia during 4 years.
Event will be attended by the officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, representatives of Delegation of European Union to Georgia, FSN project team members, the Georgian Alliance on Agriculture and Rural Development (GAARD), state, non-state actors and international organizations.  
The closure event is an opportunity to review the project impact and outcomes as well as the achievements, challenges, and lessons learned.  The key part will be also to discuss how the results can be taken forward and work continued after the project is over.
Georgian Alliance on Agriculture and Rural Development (GAARD) initiated and established within the project will sign MoU which will once again emphasize the willingness of the alliance to continue the advocacy of the project achievements and priorities in the future.
At the end of the event students award ceremony will take place. The academic essay competition was announced within the project recently. The authors of three best works will be revealed at the ceremony. Winners will be awarded with the vouchers valued at 1,000 GEL.
During the project lifetime, several researches were carried out which aimed at developing a food security strategy and promoting local production through the support of small farmers. Researches and other publications are available at the website:  www.foodsecuritysc.com
Background:
Event is organized in the framework of EU-funded project “Improving Regional Food Security through National Strategies and Small Holder production in the South Caucasus”. The project is implemented by Oxfam representation in Georgia which aims to assist Georgian government in the formulation and execution of a food security strategy. Food security implies the government’s obligation to develop and implement a policy that will ensure a long-term right of any citizen to have access to sufficient and high-quality food.
For press and media inquiries please contact:
  • Nino Gvianishvili, Oxfam in Georgia Communications Officer: NGvianishvili@oxfam.org.uk
  • Maia Chitaia, Action Global Communications Regional: maia.chitaia@actionprgroup.com mob: 599490012