UNDP and Government of Georgia commit to GEL 6.8 million rural development initiative funded by EU and Government of Adjara (02/08/2016)

Shombi Sharp, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Georgia, and Otar Danelia, Minister of Agriculture of Georgia signed an agreement to continue assistance to rural development in the country through a GEL 6.8 million project funded by the European Union and the Government of Adjara. 

This initiative will assist in the development of a national Rural Development Strategy of Georgia and a specific strategy for the Ajara Autonomous Republic, and support their practical implementation.

95% of the GEL 6.8 Million (Euro 2.63 million) project budget is provided by the European Union and 5% by the Ajara Government.    

The two-year initiative is part of the European Union funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) which launched its second phase in Georgia a month ago. 

Through ENPARD, the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia works closely with the European Union, UNDP, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Government of Ajara Autonomous Republic to promote rural development all over the country, and specifically in Ajara, and enhance institutions – respective ministries, national agencies, associations and educational bodies – engaged in this process.
Contact information:

• Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP in Georgia: sophie.tchitchinadze@undp.org, 599 196907
• Nana Chinchilakashvili, Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia, +995 599 502619
• Tamar Mikadze, Delegation of the European Union to Georgia: tamriko.mikadze@eeas.europa.eu, +995 32 294 3763