In the context of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) and harmonization of food safety measures with EU legislation, Georgian agribusinesses and the dairy sector in particular will require substantial capacity building to boost competitiveness and the efficiency of value chains. Due to the increasing exposure to competition from EU products, all players along the dairy chain in Georgia will need to raise the safety and quality standards of their products and differentiate them in national and export markets. The overall aim of the Project is to improve the safety, hygiene and efficiency standards of Georgia’s dairy products and support commercial farmers to remain competitive in light of the DCFTA through capacity building and promoting better organization at production level, in order to attract new investments.
The Agribusiness sector is a substantial component of the EBRD Country Strategy for Georgia. This project is part of the Private Sector for Food Security Initiative, whose priorities include improving food safety and quality standards, especially in order to facilitate integration with EU markets (and specifically for the signatory countries of the DCFTA, such as Georgia).
The objective of the project is to facilitate the transfer and dispersion of skills by training commercial dairy farmers in Georgia to improve food safety standards and productivity.
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The project aims to support commercial dairy farmers in Georgia that need to raise product quality standards and implement DCFTA requirements to improve competitiveness.
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