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Rural Women in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The present work takes guidance from the FAO  flagship publication, “The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2010-2011: Women in agriculture – Closing the gender gap for development” (FAO, 2011a). The SOFA report argues that, “despite the diversity in the roles and status of women in agriculture, the evidence...
Armenia - Azerbaijan - Belarus - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bulgaria - Georgia - Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Montenegro - Republic of Moldova - Russian Federation - North Macedonia - Turkey - Turkmenistan - Ukraine - Uzbekistan
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Newsletter article
International tenure guidelines roll out across Eastern Europe, Central Asia

The food security of billions of people worldwide depends on how secure their tenure is over the land, forests and fisheries they own or manage. That’s why FAO is rolling out the internationally agreed “Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure” with a series of technical awareness-raising workshops across Europe...
Albania - Armenia - Georgia - Republic of Moldova - Tajikistan - North Macedonia
2015 - FAO REU

Website
Development of hazelnut production through cooperation

program is implemented by Agency for development of agricultural cooperatives 
Georgia
2015

Video
FAO – Georgia: Policy Assistance to Develop Institutional Capacities in Agriculture

FAO – Georgia is implementing technical assistance project to develop the capacities of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia. The film represents several components of this project: 1. Cooperative Development 2. Seed Certification 3. Statistics 4. Farm Registry Aforementioned components are implemented in frames of ENPARD funded by EU and ADC.
Georgia
2015

Blog article
Workshop “Family Farming Development Prospects in Georgia”

On September 18, 2015 a workshop on the Family Farming Development Prospects in Georgia was held by the Biological Farming Association Elkana with participation of representatives from the organizations working on agricultural issues. The workshop was organized within the framework of the programme financed by Brot fur die Welt. According to the...
Georgia
2015 - ELKANA

Newsletter
Agriculture of Georgia

Statistical publication 2014
Georgia
2015

Website
Georgia’s dairy sector to get a boost

Georgians have a proud tradition of dairy products but in recent years the country’s dairy farmers have struggled to meet production and quality demands. FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development are working with Georgia to pave the way for improved food quality and safety for dairy products. Following...
Georgia
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Video
Changing Lives: Farming for the Future in Georgia

Georgia’s dairy farmers face huge challenges to modernise and increase production – not least following the signing of a free trade agreement with Europe. The EBRD, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations are on board to lend a hand.
Georgia
2015 - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Report
ANNUAL REPORT 2014 MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE OF GEORGIA

ANNUAL REPORT 2014 MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE OF GEORGIA 
Georgia
2014

Project
Meat and cheese are the future for Georgian farmers

The project aims to assist the modernisation of farming in Kvemo Kartli and reduce poverty in the region. The SDC is working on several fronts to help establish stable business links and improve the quality and quantity of the meat, milk and cheese produced. In particular, it helps local vets...
Georgia
2014

Website
Family Farming website

The website about family farmers and their farms, begun in 2014 to show the diversity of family farmers ‘Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth‘ by a collection of first hand experiences (snapshots) as an educational resource for anywhere in the world. The concept of this comes from the  International...
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2014 - Family farms.enviroed4all

Conference/Meeting
Farmers' Congress Appeal 2014 and Press Release

On March 28, 2014 the Farmers’ Congress was held with the participation of Georgian farmers to voice out the problems and constraints in the field of agriculture. The Congress also addressed two global campaigns supporting the agricultural development: Oxfam campaign - “Food and Climate Changes 2014-2015” and UN/World Farmers Forum...
Georgia
2014 - Biological Farming Association ELKANA

Report
Georgia National Animal Health Program 2013-18

A clear and lasting improvement in animal health and welfare is envisaged over the next five years in the National Animal Health Program for Georgia. Clear objectives, up-to-date goals and priorities are accompanied by a plan of short term projects and activities. Georgia is an agricultural country with livestock production...
Georgia
2013

Project
Market-oriented agricultural training

Agriculture plays a key role in the economic and social development of Georgia. Though over half of the active population works in this sector, it makes up only 17% of the GDP. The rural population has not benefited from the economic growth of recent years and is as a result...
Georgia
2012

Report
Georgia, Country Strategy

Priority sectors of the new Country Strategy for Georgia are agriculture and forestry, which will receive about 70% of available funds. The selection of these sectors was mainly guided by the goal of poverty reduction und of socially and ecologically sustainable development. Despite remarkable economic progress in recent years, about...
Georgia
2012 - Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Directorate-General for Development Cooperation

Book
Gardens of biodiversity

Conservation of genetic resources and their use in traditional food production systems by small farmers of the Southern Caucasus
This book describes how farmers and rural people in the southern Caucasus maintain biodiversity and apply the ecosystem approach in their daily lives and agricultural practices. These practices contribute to their food security and livelihoods while also maintaining local genetic resources.This book does not claim to offer a definitive prescription...
Armenia - Azerbaijan - Georgia
2010

Report
Central Asia and the South Caucasus: Challenges, Opportunities, Priority Needs and Actions Required for Improving Agricultural Research for Development

The Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC) region consists of five countries in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) and three in the South Caucasus (Armenia Azerbaijan and Georgia). The eight countries of the region attained independence after the breakdown of the former Soviet Union in 1991, and...
Argentina - Azerbaijan - Georgia - Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan
2010 - Central Asia and the Caucasus Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (CACAARI)

Article
Agricultural Problems in Georgia and Strategic Policy Responses

Georgia is one of the poorest countries in the former Soviet bloc. Over half of its 4.7 million people live below the poverty line, second only to Romania among central and eastern European countries. The purpose of this paper is to describe the grassroots reality of the country’s agricultural sector...
Georgia
2004 - Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Central and Eastern Europe

Journal article
The Significance of Subsistence Farming in Georgia as an Economic and Social Buffer

The aim of this contribution is to show what official data are available and what statements can be made concerning the importance of subsistence farming in Georgia. Combining the official figures with observations of the Georgian situation provided insight to the significance of subsistence farming for the Georgian society. It...
Georgia
2003 - Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe
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