Third Evaluation of Implementation Pocess for Agriculture Development Strategy
Monday, 26 November, 2018

On November 26, 2018, the third Phase of Reformeter started with an assessment of the implementation of the Agricultural Development Strategy. The Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Giorgi Khanishvili, and other employees of the Ministry, as well as representatives of NGOs and international organizations, took part in the event.

The study showed that at this stage 82.46% of the reforms have been implemented, 7.56% more than the previous estimate. The group of stakeholders evaluated the reforms with a score of 5.83 out of 10 maximum points, which is higher by 0.2 compared to the previous estimate. A slight decrease can be observed in the attitude towards the progress of the reforms, reaching 6.07 points.

According to the statistics, the following trends have been observed for the first half of 2018:

• CIS share in agro-export has increased, while the EU share has reduced;

• Agro-export diversification index remained unchanged;

• Up to 7,000 ha is the increase in water area (in total 127,000 ha);

• Loans made by commercial banks have increased by 120 million GEL within the framework of the agro-project;

• A minor growth can be observed in direct foreign investment in agriculture (1% of total investments);

• The GDP has also decreased in the primary production of agriculture