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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) supports national efforts to promote food security and sustainable development. FAO priorities in Georgia reflect the objectives and priorities of the Government set in the strategy papers related to agricultural development. In essence, FAO assists the country in putting agriculture and food security information within reach by serving as a knowledge network; sharing policy expertise by lending its years of experience in devising the agriculture policy, supporting planning, drafting effective legislation; creating national strategies and bringing knowledge to the field – putting it to the test in tens of projects at the country level.
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Capacity Development of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia
Project duration: 2013-2017
With the financial support of the European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), FAO implements the project “Capacity Development of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia”. The project aims to improve the competitiveness of the agricultural sector in Georgia through supporting improved policy making and effective implementation of the Strategy for Agricultural Development.
The main project objectives are to: (1) improved efficiency of the MOA so as to enable it to manage measures arising from the Strategy for Agricultural Development, (2) support implementation of the EU agriculture and rural development support programmes in Georgia; (3) assist the MOA in implementing specific components of the Strategy for Agricultural Development which are directly targeted by the EU’s ENPARD Georgia Programme, and (4) improved overall donor coordination in relation to development and implementation of agriculture and rural development programmes across Georgia.
The project supports the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to establish and manage a policy unit. This includes systematic data collection and research, information analysis, preparation of policy papers and presentation of recommendations. As well as that, the project develops a human resources appraisal, training and development programme to increase the qualification of key team members of the MoA. Distance learning courses and study tours are also included.
Additionally, the project strengthens farmer cooperation through regional workshops and other proactive activities. These activities are expected to improve the efficiency of MoA which will enable it to manage measures arising from the Strategy for Agricultural Development. To improve overall donor coordination in relation to the implementation of agriculture and rural development programmes across Georgia.
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