BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 3
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
The EU Delegation to Georgia has announced that the fourth phase of the European Neighborhood Program for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) is planned for later this summer, Trend reports via the EU.
The announcement was made at the event for stakeholders and implementing partners of the program. The gathering aimed to share the updates within the EU supported agricultural and rural development projects focusing on the upcoming and ongoing initiatives on climate smart agriculture, agricultural grants and extension.
Khatia Tsilosani, Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia and chair of the meeting, updated the stakeholders on the implementation of the strategies of Agriculture Development, Rural Development and Agricultural Extension.
She thanked FAO and UNDP for their support in developing Agriculture and Rural Development Strategy of Georgia 2021-2027 adopted by the Government of Georgia end of December 2019.
EU Delegation representatives, Ketevan Khutsishvili, Program Manager for Rural Development, Civil Protection and Crisis Management and Georges Dehoux, Program Manager for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Safety informed the participants about the ongoing EU-funded projects.
ENPARD IV will focus its support on food safety, agriculture and rural development building on the achievements of the previous ENPARD phases and in line with the newly approved Agriculture and Rural Development Strategy for Georgia 2021-2027.
The European Neighborhood Program for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) has been implemented in Georgia since 2013. The program aims at reinvigorating the agriculture and the rural sector in the country with a thorough cooperation of government, civil society, and rural community.
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