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31.12.2017 EU programme equips Georgian civ

EU programme equips Georgian civil society with tools to advocate for rural development

 

Source: euneighbours.eu, 2017-12-11

Around 30 representatives of regional civil society organisations (CSOs) from Georgia met in the countrys capital Tbilisi on 7 December for an interactive seminar on rural development advocacy. This was the final in a series of training seminars organised through the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD). A total of up to 300 CSOs from 10 regions across Georgia took part in this EU-supported training programme.

The programme covered every region of Georgia, aiming to empower civil society organisations to more actively advocate for rural development in their regions, said ENPARD in a press release.

The training participants were introduced to the European models of rural development and became more acquainted with advocacy tools. The programme also focused on the impact of rural development on national policy-making, the role of civil society in this process, and the practical benefits of rural development now and in the future.

The EU is supporting rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 102 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second phase focuses on creating economic opportunities for the rural population that go beyond agricultural activities.


31.12.2017 EU reviews results after four ye

EU reviews results after four years of support to agriculture in Georgia

 

Source: euneighbours.eu, 2017-12-15

the EU Delegation to Georgia announced a third phase of the EUs assistance to the countrys agricultural sector. This assistance will be provided through the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), which in the last four years (2014-2017) has reached approximately 250,000 rural Georgians.

The EU has committed to contributing around 77.5 million for a third phase of ENPARD, which will run from 2018-2021.

"ENPARD is the EU's flagship development programme in Georgia, responding to our commitment to improve lives in rural areas, Head of the EU Delegation to Georgia, Janos Herman, said. I am proud to say that over the four years of this programme, working closely with the government and numerous partners, we have generated new production models and stimulated modern services.

Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of 102 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second phase focused on creating economic opportunities for the rural population that go beyond agricultural activities.


31.12.2017 Minister of Economy Attends New

Minister of Economy Attends New Hydro Power Plant Construction Launch

 

Source: georgiatoday.ge, 2017-12-18

The Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, First Vice Premier Dimitry Kumshishvili, attended the launch of construction of a new hydro power plant on December 15, placing a symbolic capsule near the site of the future Bodorna Hydro Power Plant which is to be built in Dusheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti.

The Bodorna HPP is to be constructed through a GEL 10 mln investment from Georgian Water and Power Company (GWP).

The HPP is expected to have 2.5 Megawatt strength, and is to produce on average 15 mln Kilowatt/hour annually.

The electro-mechanic turbines and generators of the HPP will be made by the Austrian company Gugler, and construction is to be carried out by Georgian companies under the supervision of the Swiss independent design and engineering company, Stucky SA.

Bodorna HPP is financed through a long-term loan from the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German DEG.

While attending the Bodorna HPP construction launch ceremony, Kumsishvili noted that the new HPP will be an ecologically clean, green hydro power plant that will minimally affect the environment.

The construction of Bodorna hydro power plant is important in numerous directions; for the new investment possibilities and new employment it will provide both during the constuction process and after completion.

Bodorna HPP, the construction of which is planned to end in September 2018, is expected to provide electricity to the buildings supplying Tbilisi with drinking water.


31.12.2017 EU-supported software to help mo

EU-supported software to help monitor local food market prices in Georgia

 

Source: euneighbours.eu, 2017-12-21

Georgian farmers and policymakers now have a new and innovative tool at their fingertips. A new data source will allow Georgians to monitor local prices for up to one hundred agricultural and food products in markets throughout the country.

This tool can be found on the farmers online portal, developed under the EU supported European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) in close collaboration with the countrys Ministry of Agriculture.

According to ENPARD, the up-to-date statistics on local food prices everything from maize and hazelnuts to dill and Imeretian cheese shall help rural families and farmers associations ensure that their production is in line with market trends.

The European Union is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of 102 million (2013-2019), the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia.

     

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