Japan to provide technical assistance to Georgian agricultural cooperatives
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.24
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Agricultural and Rural Development Agency of Georgia (ARDA), with the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will develop a technical assistance program for Georgian agricultural cooperatives, Trend reports citing EastFruit information and analytical platform.
As reported, this program will be prepared based on the recommendations of Japanese experts. They will present their vision for the development of agricultural cooperation in Georgia and offer a model adapted for specific Georgian agricultural cooperatives.
The work is carried out in the framework of the joint project of ARDA and JICA entitled “Creating business-oriented agricultural cooperatives” and implemented since 2019. Japanese expert Terunuma Hiroshi arrived in Georgia to study the needs of Georgian agricultural cooperative. Several more experts from Japan will join him soon. It is expected that the final recommendations will be submitted to the Georgian side before the end of this year.
According to ARDA, the Technical Assistance Program will include, in particular, a training course, as well as study tours to Japan for Georgian farmers.
Currently, 1,044 agricultural cooperatives are registered in Georgia, uniting 10,739 shareholders.
The Agricultural and Rural Development Agency of Georgia was formed in 2019 as a result of the merger of the Agricultural Project Management Agency and the Agricultural Cooperatives Development Agency.
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