Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia meets goals set under ENPARD and recieves €8m from EU (16/10/2015)

The European Union supports the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia through release of €8 million tranche under the ENPARD programme.

Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, Otar Danelia (left) and Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, Janos Herman (right)

Today the European Union officially announced the third tranche of the €8 million financial support from the EU funded ENPARD programme. The announcing ceremony and media briefing was hosted by the Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, Janos Herman and the Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, Otar Danelia.

Janos HERMAN, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia said: “ The recent independent 2015 ENPARD review has found that with European Union support, Georgian Ministry of Agriculture has achieved its commitments by establishing 888 cooperatives and 54 Regional Information and Consultation centres throughout the country. This achievement has contributed to the increase of the agricultural output by 10% over last year and allowed the EU to disburse €8 million from the European Union funded ENPARD programme to the Government.
This is a very concrete step further in supporting the development of Georgian agriculture to increase its production and continue the modernization of the system in line with Association Agreement”.
Media was invited for a tour of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia to receive more information about the projects implemented with EU financial support under ENPARD. The short documentary on the achievement of the Ministry of Agriculture was screened during the event.
More information on the ENPARD disbursement and report can be found here pdf - 897 KB [897 KB] .

Background:
Georgia is at present benefitting from €52 million in support to agriculture and rural development through the EU-funded ENPARD programme. For more information, please visit www.enpard.ge

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