The study visit?were held inside framework on the European Union’s Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development. ?It turned out organized by way of the Not Development Programme (UNDP) as well as Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia, in cooperation with the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) and CARE International.
The study tour participants met with representatives on the Lagodekhi Local Action Group (LAG) as well as the Head of Lagodekhi Municipality, and received details about the continued initiatives in neuro-scientific rural economy and social issues. Furthermore they discussed the ecu kinds of rural development and also their relevance to Georgia.
“Georgia is adopting its first Rural Development Strategy this holiday season, that can emphasize the role of local residents, businesses and civil society in rural development. We attach particular importance to sharing successful European practices to the picture,” said Marika Gelashvili, Deputy Head of Regional Coordination Department of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia, with the legitimate the learning tour participants.
The Lagodekhi Local Action Group (LAG) was established in February 2016 with help from the eu and ENPARD implementing partner organisation CARE International. After that many experts have taking active part in a few major elements of municipal life, just like agriculture development, economic and environmental issues, municipal budgeting and employment. The Lagodekhi LAG lists approximately 100 members, including for representatives of local governance, private sector and civil society.
“Lagodekhi, in conjunction with Borjomi and Kazbegi, has become the three municipalities in Georgia to pilot the European practice of Local Action Groups (LAGs) like a power of rural development. Local Action Groups are exposed to any citizen who takes interest and wishes to play a role in the prosperity of their municipality. This model will be soon extended in order to 5 new municipalities C Dedoplistskaro, Tetritskaro, Akhalkalaki, Khulo and Keda,” said Nunu Mosiashvili, Project Manager of your European Delegation to Georgia.
Local Actions Groups (LAGs) the type of practice from the The european countries with an important feature within the EU way of rural development C LEADER (Liaison Entre Actions de Dveloppement de l’conomie Rurale), which links rural economy with national development.
The Western european (EU) closely blends with the Georgian Government, local authorities, national and international partners show them the best and Local Actions Groups (LAGs) in Georgia and promote civic engagement in rural development.