FAO and MoA sign Framework Agreement for the Development of Agriculture Sector in Georgia
On 25 July 2013, Mr. Tony Alonzi, Representative of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Georgia and Mr. Shalva Pipia, Minister of Agriculture of Georgia signed Country Programme Framework (CPF) 2013-2015
The Country Program Framework document, jointly owned by the Government of Georgia and FAO, indicates the broad commitment of FAO to assist the Government of Georgia in its efforts to achieve national development objectives as described in the Agriculture Development Strategy 2012-2022, Strategy Action Plan 2013-2015 as well as the Georgia Localized Millennium Development Goals. It supplements and contributes to the strategic objectives of the UN common system as expressed in the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2011–2015 for Georgia.
CPF focuses on the following six priority areas of cooperation with the Government of Georgia: (1) policy assistance, (2) post-conflict livelihoods and food security, (3) animal health, (4) plant protection, (5) food safety and consumer protection, (6) Forestry and fisheries.