Workshops for any Preparation of the Local Development Strategy were kept in Khulo Municipality

The workshops were organized inside framework from the EU-funded project “Promotion of Rural Development and Diversification in Khulo Municipality” implemented by Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia (CCRG) below the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD).

The objectives with the workshop would identify present position within the outline of LDS and confirm LDS methodological approach, to finalize stakeholder and SWOT analysis of the LAG Territory, to formulate first draft of Vision of LAG territory, to organize Action plan for follow-up activities.

Participants in the workshops were LAG members, local farmers, representatives of small companies, representatives of county organizations along with other stakeholders from public, private and civil sectors. ?50 persons took part in the workshop. Participants from the workshops were introduced with SWOT analysis and been able to share their comments on each aspect of the SWOT. Around the workshops sectoral SWOT analysis of agriculture and rural development, communal and social infrastructure, education, culture, sport and youth were prepared. On last day time LDS working group prepared first draft of vision and strategy for future activities. All things considered evaluation questionnaire were distributed among the many participants to acquire feedback

The EU is supporting agriculture and rural enhance Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 by using a total budget of EUR 179.5 million, the most crucial goal of ENPARD is always to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The initial phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused entirely on developing involving agriculture. The 2nd and third phases of ENPARD consentrate on creating economic opportunities for rural population which go beyond agricultural activities. A lot of ENPARD can be acquired at:?www.enpard.ge.

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