Salome Gelashvili recently became a member of a working group under the Agrarian Issues Committee of the Georgian parliament. The composition of the working group, members of which include the Georgian Farmers Association (GFA), REC Caucasus, and ISET representatives amongst others, was approved on 20 May 2021.
On 19 May 2021, ISET Policy Institute in collaboration with World Bank (WB) conducted a technical workshop for a joint policy note on agriculture, land, and water in Georgia.
For the second quarter of 2021, BCI decreased by 1.7 index points and reached 1.7 after a significant increase in the previous quarter. The highest decline in business confidence is observed in retail trade, followed by the agriculture and construction sectors. The negative change in BCI for Q2 2021 is driven by pessimistic future expectations.
On 23 April 2021 Salome Gelashvili conducted a presentation on the “Cost-Benefit Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation Measures in Agriculture”, within the framework of a sector-specific workshop in agriculture organized under the 2021 CRED Coaching program.
Between April 19-21, ISET PI’s Agricultural and Rural Policy Research Center (APRC) conducted training with representatives from the parliament’s Agrarian Issues Committee. These meetings were supported by the UNDP as part of their EU project – Consolidation of Parliamentary Democracy in Georgia.