On August 13th, 2015 APRC at ISET Policy Institute organized a workshop on crop insurance reform in Georgia. The goal of the workshop was to consult with stakeholders to define specific objectives of the proposed policy interventions and to select policy options for further analysis.

The following stakeholders attended the workshop: Agricultural Projects Management Agency (APMA), Georgian Insurance Association (GIA), insurance companies, Georgian Farmers’ Association (GFA), a USAID project Governing for Growth (G4G), and Agroinsurance International.

The workshop was opened by Pati Mamardashvili, the head of APRC (Agricultural Policy Research Center), who made introductory remarks and outlined the goal of the workshop.

On July 1, 2015, the Stakeholders’ Forum on the Tea Sector took place in Kutaisi. This was a first event in a series of dialogues about agriculture and rural development in Georgia organized by the ISET Policy Institute in partnership with CARE International in the Caucasus, the Regional Development Association, and the Georgian Farmers Association.
The main goal of the forum was to clearly visualize the challenges and opportunities faced by the various sector actors involved, including input suppliers, farmers, cooperatives, processors, market intermediaries, consumers, and exporters with the overall goals of improving productivity in the sector, connecting farmers with new business opportunities, exploring new export markets, and developing and managing Georgian tea brands.

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