The Programme in Georgia supports the Government’s efforts to develop the smallholder agricultural sector, which has a fundamental role to play in reducing poverty and food insecurity in rural areas.
Poverty is a main cause of food insecurity. There has been massive progress in reducing poverty in the last decade. However, 24 percent of the population was still living in poverty in 2007 and the global economic crisis is threatening progress.
The Programme is implemented together with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the National Statistics Service, GeoStat.
The Georgia country programme operates as part of the regional EC/FAO Programme on information systems to improve food security decision-making in the European Neighborhood Policy East Area.
Recent Training & Workshops
Workshop to review the contribution of selected agricultural policies to food insecurity and poverty reduction
The objectives of the workshop were the following:
- Stimulate the dialogue between participants from a range of government institutions and development [...]
User-producer workshop: methods for collecting statistics on agriculture, food prices and trade data
The objectives of the wqorkshop were to: (i) enhance understanding of the staff of MoAs of the methods [...]
The objectives of the legislation review were to identify legal constraints faced by farmer organizations and provide recommendations to develop [...]