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Government and USAID to Cover 50% of Costs for Establishing Global Gap Services

The projects management agency of the Agriculture Ministry of Georgia and the REAP project of US Agency for International Development (USAID) have concluded a memorandum on cooperation on technical assistance as part of Plant the Future and Georgian Tea programs.

The memorandum calls for  conducting  group or individual trainings for  Plant the Future program beneficiaries to promote primary production, boost crop capacity and raw materials quality.

Moreover, for the purpose of upgrading the quality and reliability of produced raw materials, the Georgian Tea program beneficiaries will be involved in group or individual trainings for primary production support, upgrading crop capacity and quality of raw materials (including in tea technologies, certification, marketing, creating sales channels). For the mentioned purposes, Global Gap program will be established with  the program beneficiary enterprises and individual entrepreneurs.

The Agriculture Ministry will cover 100% of costs for holding the mentioned trainings, 50% of the costs for establishing the Global GAP certification program.

234 Beneficiaries involved in the Plant the Future program and 7 beneficiaries involved in the Georgian Tea program will receive assistance.