EU contribution EUR 77.5 million
There is a clear rural-urban divide when it comes to economic opportunities in Georgia. Rural poverty remains high, particularly in remote areas, due the deterioration of agriculture in the recent past and the lack of viable economic alternatives, affecting people's resilience and their ability to adapt and to recover from stresses and shocks. ENPARD is the single largest programme in support to the Strategy for Agriculture Development in Georgia. The adoption of a new policy framework for rural development in Georgia in 2016 facilitates the integration of ongoing support to agriculture alongside other measures targeting the diversification of rural economic opportunities and the environment for a more effective impact on poverty alleviation.
The purpose of ENPARD III is to promote inclusive and sustainable growth and development, creating employment and livelihoods for the poor and excluded. Special measures will help build the resilience of vulnerable people in remote regions, and to promote the economic and social empowerment of rural women. The specific objective is to promote inclusive and sustainable growth and development, creating employment and livelihoods for the poor and excluded. The expected results are improved rural economic diversification, employment and services; enhanced competitiveness of agriculture; and improved environment, sustainable management of natural resources and climate action.