World Bank consulting on Georgian agricultural development
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 25 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
The World Bank (WB) and a delegation of the Georgian Ministry of Agriculture are holding consultations on the issue of agricultural development in Georgia, the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia told Trend on Wednesday.
Deputy minister Konstantin Kobakhidze met with managers of the agriculture and regional development of the World Bank. Several projects were carried out in Georgia with the support of the Bank.
The purpose of the meetings taking place in Washington is to inform the World Bank about the long term strategy of agricultural development, the existing targeted programmes and plans for the future.
"Georgia has great potential in this area," manager of the regional development of the World Bank Dina Umali-Eyninger told reporters.
"It is a rich agricultural country, and our main goal is its further development. Therefore, the topic of our conversation was how to improve management activity in the fields of irrigation and agriculture in the future," she said.
"The Georgian government aims at providing as much benefit for farmers as possible through these projects," Kobakhidze said.