Georgian farmers to be assisted in carrying out spring agricultural work

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Jan.14

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgia will launch a project in February for assisting farmer possessing small plots of lands in carrying out spring agricultural work.

Georgian Deputy Minister of Agriculture Shalva Pipia said around 800,000 farmers of the country will participate in the project in 2014.

The project will be financed by the state budget and Agricultural Development Fund of Georgia and will be implemented by Agricultural Projects Management Agency of the country, according to the deputy minister.

"Extensive work was carried out to clarify the list of beneficiaries which includes farmers possessing some 1.25 hectares of land on which they will grow annual or perennial crops," Pipia said.

The farmers will be divided into two categories depending on the land area and they will be assisted in various ways, according to the deputy minister. The first category will include farmers possessing land areas covering up to 0.25 hectares and the second category will include farmers possessing lands covering areas from 0.25 hectares to 1.25 hectares.

"The farmers will receive agricultural cards for carrying out agricultural work, and they will use a plastic card, the so-called "agro-card" for receiving agricultural materials. These cards are designed to simplify the exchange of goods of farmers and suppliers. Thus, farmers will get opportunity to purchase goods they need at different times, in various volumes and from various suppliers," Pipia said.

The project will start in Georgia from Feb.1 and will be completed in August 2014.

Translated by L.Z.

Edited by C.N.

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