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Research Reports

  • Assessment of Training Evaluation, Coop Registration Forms and Pre & Post Tests for Agriculture Cooperatives

    The European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development in Georgia (ENPARD Georgia) was implemented in March 2013. The main goal of the ENPARD program is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The total budget of the program is 102 million EUR. Through close cooperation with the government, civil society, and farmers, ENPARD is working on achieving three Read More
  • Study on Private Service Providers in Organic Hazelnut Value Chain in Georgia

    This report covers the process and results from the value chain analysis conducted on the hazelnut sector in West Georgia. The study presents a basis to shape interventions of the forthcoming ‘Phase II: Fairtrade & Organic Hazelnut Value Chain Development for Small Farmers in Western Georgia’ project, which is to be implemented by the Consortium (ELKANA, HEKS/EPER, ANKA Read More
  • Case Studies: Learning from the Experience of Georgian Entrepreneurs

    This volume brings together eight case studies of young Georgian entrepreneurs, men and women who had the courage to take a risk and set up their own businesses. The eight case studies allow readers to accompany these entrepreneurs on the challenging journey of doing business in a very difficult environment, with very limited access to finance, knowledge and modern technology. They Read More
  • Comparing Retail Interest Rates on Credit Products in ECA Region and Comparing Credit Quality in Bank vs Non-Bank Sector in Georgia

    The unique cross-country study compares interest rates for a set of retail credit products in Georgia and select transition economies. Preliminary findings suggest that the cost of credit in Georgia is lower than in the CIS countries which have been covered by the survey (namely, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and in many cases Armenia) while it’s somewhat higher compared Read More
  • Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) of the Draft Law of Georgia on Biodiversity

    In the present era of environmental and industrial change, maintaining biodiversity is essential. Doing so not only protects species and habitats, but also brings benefits for society in the form of resulting ecosystem services. In order to conserve biodiversity and fulfill the obligations defined by various international conventions and the Association Agreement (AA), the Georgian Ministry of Environment and Read More
  • EU Supported Agricultural Cooperatives in Georgia

    The agricultural cooperative movement started a few years ago in Georgia and the registered farmer groups are currently still at the embryonic stage of development. The Soviet legacy and rather negative attitude towards earlier forms of cooperation (Kolkoz and Sovkhoz) has gradually faded among farmers, and today more than 1,400 cooperatives are registered with the Agricultural Cooperative Development Agency under the Ministry Read More
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