European Commission has published a report on obligations that Georgia is to fulfill as part of EU association agreement.
Along with other directions, the document positively appraises the government-implemented measures in the agrarian sector as part of EU association agreement.
First Deputy Minister of Agriculture Nodar Kereselidze noted that the document hails the village development strategy for 2017-2020 years, as well as an approval of action plan, development of strategy and adoption of the law on seed farming.
“The report positively mentiones both a 25% reduction of negative trade balance and tendency for diversification of trade markets and growth in exports. The document also positively appraises government’s support for agriculture cooperatives”, Nodar Kereselidze noted.
The document hails an adoption of the institutional reforms plan prepared by National Food Agency reforming food safety, veterinary and plant protection systems and implementation of corresponding programs, fulfillment of EU requirements for sanitation and phyto sanitation, under which Georgian farmers are enabled to export additional products to foreign markets (honey, Black Sea fish and wool).
In the report European Commission hails Georgia’s integration into European and Mediterranean Sea plant protection organization as this decision fosters phyto sanitary reliability in Georgia, Nodar Kereselidze said.