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FAO to improve productivity and competitiveness of agricultural farms in Georgia

Georgia Materials 26 March 2022 12:36 (UTC +04:00)
FAO to improve productivity and competitiveness of agricultural farms in Georgia
Natavan Rzayeva
Natavan Rzayeva
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 26. The Representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) signed an agreement with the Georgian Agriculture Minister Otar Shamugia to improve productivity and competitiveness of agricultural farms in Georgia and provide assistance to small and medium-sized agriculture and food production enterprises, Trend reports via Georgian media outlets.

Strengthening the country’s export opportunities, and facilitating the implementation of information and consultation service strategy for farmers, is also part of the FAO Country Programming Framework, signed by the parties.

The FAO will also support the Georgian ministry in introducing food safety standards and implementing traceability systems, beneficial for both consumers of agricultural products.

Set to run from 2021 through 2025, the agreement additionally aims at developing Georgia’s agro-food systems and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals within FAO’s new Strategic Framework 2022–2031.

The program also intends to support smallholders and family farms in building up productivity and competitiveness, and assist them in improving livelihoods and agro-food systems with targeted support for rural populations.

The agreement between the sides also provides assistance to the country’s adaptation to climate change in the agriculture and agri-food sectors.

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