Georgia became a member of FAO in 1995. In 2004 the FAO Sub-Regional Representative for Central and Eastern Europe was accredited as FAO Representative in Georgia. The FAO Country Representation Office was inaugurated in Tbilisi on 4 November 2004, and the post of assistant FAO representative was created. FAO's mandate in Georgia is to support national efforts to promote food security and facilitate sustainable development in the agriculture, forestry and water management sectors.
The organization discharges its many functions through offering technical assistance in the form of project requests made by or through the government.
FAO's key priorities in Georgia are to assist the government in creating and enforcing an institutional, legal and regulatory environment, to facilitate the enhancement of livelihoods in rural areas and to support the relevant authorities in emergency relief activities.
FAO total financial contribution to Georgia since 1997 through its Technical Cooperation Programme has amounted to around USD 5 million.
FAO Recent Reports & Publications:
Agricultural-based Livelihoods Assessment and rehabilitation Programme Formulation Mission
FAO's Role in the Revised 2008 Crisis Flash Apppeal for Georgia
Mamuka Meskhi, Assistant FAO Representative
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