Support to WB ‘Agricultural Researches, Extension and Training’ Project, SCGS 2003-2004
Finance Organization: British Government, Department for International Development (DFID)
Project Budget: £ 104 185
Facilitation of the World Bank Competitive Grant Scheme 2001-2003
The project value was £ 450 000.This project is a part of World Bank ARET (Agricultural, Research, Extension and Training) Project. The World Bank and the Georgian Ministry of Agriculture requested DFID to support the competitive Grant Scheme component of ARET.
Project main goal was promotion of sustainable rural economy of Georgia. The project goal was to equip newly emerged private farmers to respond to the new market conditions. The purpose of the project was to improve access of farmers (both small holder and cooperative entities) to agricultural advisory service and to augment capacity of these services based on demand.
The significant outputs have been achieved in:
1.Strengthening capacity of farmers in assessing and analyzing needs;
2.Gaining technical and business skills;
3.Facilitation of groups and associations;
4.Improved capacity of service providers in adapting their services to current farmer needs;
5.Strengthened capacity of CGS Secretariat through the formation and operation of mobile Teams;
6.Capacity of farmer – service provider combinations to prepare available proposals for CGS grant funding