EU to allocate 4 mln euros to Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 24 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
The European Union has decided to transfer to the state budget of Georgia 4 million euros. This amount will be the first tranche in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD).
"We are pleased with the progress achieved in the development policy of Agriculture of Georgia. Evidence of this is created in areas agricultural service centers, who provide advice to farmers, and the new legislation, initiated with the aim of creating farmer cooperatives. All of these activities are carried out in accordance with the priorities and direction provided by the ENPARD program "- EU Ambassador to Georgia Philip Dimitrov said on Monday.
"In the case of agricultural development by our partner is the European Union. Positive assessment of our strategy in the EU agricultural sector indicates that in terms of the modernization of agriculture and improve the working conditions of farmers we are on the right track," - Georgian minister of Agriculture Shalva Pipia said.
ENPARD program began in Georgia in 2013.
The program was allocated € 40 million to increase agricultural production and poverty reduction in the region.