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Blog article
Potential brewing for Azerbaijani and Georgian tea industries

Azerbaijani and Georgian teas took centre stage during an online celebration on the eve of the second International Tea Day. FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) hosted the roundtable event to highlight the countries’ potential to produce high quality and specialty teas. They also shared findings from their...
Azerbaijan - Georgia
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Georgia reaches out to agriculture community through first Olympiad competition

A country-wide competition in Georgia that is reaching out to all age groups aims to generate new interest in and knowledge of agriculture. The Olympiad competition, part of an Austria-funded FAO project, will see contestants battle in one out in four categories – farmer, student, schoolchildren, practitioner – with the...
Georgia
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Smallholders and family farms in Georgia

This country study is an important output of the regional FAO project on Empowering Smallholders and Family Farms. This report aims to analyse the development trend and current state of smallholders and family farms in the country and to study the current political priorities and policies affecting smallholders and family...
Georgia
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Case study
The challenge of BEE-ing in a pandemic

Women are the new face of beekeeping in rural Georgia, helping keep a steady family income during COVID-19
With the COVID-19 crisis heavily affecting the economy in Georgia, decimating the tourism industry and sales of wine – a traditional product of Kakheti – many people of the region, who were more active in these sectors, have found themselves out of income. Families struggled to meet ends, and very...
Georgia
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Potential brewing for Azerbaijani and Georgian tea industries

Although the once booming tea industries in Azerbaijan and Georgia have long been in decline, interest in revitalizing the sector is gaining steam in both countries. Tea has a long tradition in Azerbaijan and Georgia, where tea has been produced since the 19th century. The two countries became the main tea...
Azerbaijan - Georgia
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Georgian producers look to increase commercial nut production

Georgia boasts an ideal climate and ample water resources for growing almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and hazelnuts. Although hazelnut production is well-established in Georgia – it is one of the top global exporters of hazelnuts – the country remains a net importer of walnuts, pistachios, and almonds. Georgia needs to build...
Georgia
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Joint FAO, EBRD effort bears fruit in Georgia, Moldova, and Tajikistan

A two-day conference on efficient production and marketing of Georgian fruits and berries concludes today in Tbilisi. Attracting producers from Georgia, the event focused on helping local growers take advantage of numerous investment and market opportunities, both locally and internationally, by sharing best practices in apple, pear and berry production,...
Georgia - Republic of Moldova - Tajikistan
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
FAO report details gender inequalities in rural Georgia

Breeding livestock, producing crops and household goods, fetching water and firewood, housework, cooking for family, looking after children, caring for the elderly and sick members of the family – this is the short list of rural women’s obligations in Georgia. However, the contribution of women to agricultural production remains invisible and...
Georgia
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
An overview of legal and institutional frameworks and opportunities, challenges and recommendations for geographical indication products in Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation

Geographical indication (GI) schemes can play a special role in promoting sustainable rural development, improving farm income and opening new export potential. Natural factors such as soil, climate and plant varieties play a major role in producing a unique product. Usually, GIs comprise knowledge and skills passed on from generation...
Armenia - Georgia - Kyrgyzstan - Republic of Moldova - Russian Federation
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Article
Tushuri Guda. Better Times Ahead for One of Georgia’s Oldest, Most Abused Cheeses?

Small-scale cheesemakers in Georgia have had a hard time competing with big dairy. But one special cheese is managing to fight back.
Produced in the remote mountainous region of Tusheti, Tushuri guda takes its name from the sheepskin sack in which the raw-milk cheese is traditionally ripened. The skin is turned inside out, so the wool is in direct contact with the ripening cheese. Archaeological evidence suggests that sheep cheese made in a similar...
Georgia
2018 - Slow Food

Book
Gender, agriculture and rural development in Georgia

FAO is committed to reducing gender inequalities through its interventions, and this gender assessment has been produced as part of its broader efforts to generate evidence and knowledge in compliance with its Policy on Gender Equality. This assessment highlights the challenges, gaps and practices in the area of gender and...
Georgia
2018 - Food and Agriculture of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Tajik officials learn from Georgian peers in FAO study tour

Senior staff members of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Agriculture and its Statistics Agency are in Georgia now to meet with representatives of the National Statistics Office and the Ministry of Agriculture in Georgia. They are on a five-day study tour, sharing experiences on agriculture reforms, learning about implementation of agricultural policies,...
Georgia - Tajikistan
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Policy brief/paper
Ensuring equal access to improve livelihoods

Poor rural people are often excluded from markets and do not benefit from tailored technologies and rural advisory services. These constraints lower their agricultural productivity, perpetuating poverty and hunger. To achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, agriculture needs to become more inclusive, sustainable and productive. FAO helps countries meet...
Cambodia - Georgia - Tajikistan - United Republic of Tanzania
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
FAO to launch new rural development project in Georgia

A number of positive changes – including improved rural policies, strengthened value chains, sustainable management of natural resources and environmentally friendly agricultural practices – are expected to help Georgia’s agricultural producers become more competitive while reducing the contributions of agricultural production to climate change. These are among the objectives of a...
Georgia
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
FAO works to better understand backyard pig sector, key in the fight against swine fever

African swine fever is one of the major animal health challenges worldwide, as demonstrated by recent developments in China and the European Union, where recent outbreaks have prompted health officials to take action. The disease first entered Europe through Georgia, back in 2007, in an unprecedented epidemic that would gradually spread...
Georgia
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Czech film picturing rural development in Georgia receives FAO award

Encompassed by the Caucasus mountains with heights of 5 000 meters – offering breathtaking views and, at the same time, damming them – lies Georgia’s Tusheti region. Its inhabitants are strongly attached to this remote area, but the natural beauty alone is not sufficient for a healthy life. The short movie...
Czechia - Georgia
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Research Report on Farmer Cooperatives in Georgia

The present paper is the product of research on cooperatives in Georgia carried out by Elkana from August to October 2016 in the framework of the AGROinform-led IFAD-funded project “Promoting inclusive horticultural value chains in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Moldova” The goal of the research is to provide valuable information...
Georgia
2017 - ELKANA

Technical paper
Rural Development Strategy of Georgia

2017-2020
Rural development has an important role to play in the sustainable development of Georgia. Evidence from the experience of European Rural Development Programmes confirms the role that rural development can play in terms of increasing the welfare of rural populations and reducing the economic imbalance between rural and urban areas....
Georgia
2017 - Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia

Blog article
Georgian smoked ham and other rural enterprises benefit from FAO project

Sixty Georgian farmers now own modern facilities for smoked ham and pig production, along with up-to-date agricultural tools and equipment. Wine makers, mushroom producers, beekeepers and woodworkers who specialize in making agricultural tools are also among the beneficiaries of an FAO rural development project, financed by the Government of Austria. The...
Georgia
2017 - Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Georgia’s anchovy industry steps closer to international markets

Black Sea anchovies and other marine fish are an important food source for Georgia. With new standards of hygiene and food safety in place, the country can also look forward to exporting processed fish to international markets. State-of-the-art laboratory equipment, training for laboratory technicians and inspectors, and comprehensive regulations and procedures...
Georgia
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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