TheSeaOfWine Project – TheSeaOfWine project is funded by EU and aims to promote the
positioning of the Black Sea region as an important wine tourism destination and help wine tourism
stakeholders develop common approaches for the promotion of their travel products. Using the
existing resources and capacities, and more importantly the commonalities of the partner
countries of TheSeaOfWine project it will be favorable to jointly develop regional wine tourism
brand which definitely will have a greater impact than it would by promoting individually.
FAO pilot study: Policy Indicators - Monitoring and Analysing of Food and Agricultural
Policies (MAFAP) for Selected Countries of the Former Soviet Union. The MAFAP project produces
a set of indicators that measure the impact of policies and market performance on different
commodities, countries and over time. In order to develop a better understanding how national
agricultural policies incentivize or disincentivize economic activities in the agriculture sector, FAO
in collaboration with the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia and national researchers conducted a
pilot study on surveying quantitative policy indicators in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,
Kyrgyzstan and Moldova.
Exploring the Potential for Agricultural and Biomass Trade in the Commonwealth of Independent
States (AGRICISTRADE) - The aim of the project is to provide insights into the agricultural
production potentials in the 8 countries of interest, namely Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, in order to increase the understanding of possible
impacts of Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTAs) on the EU agriculture and
food sector. Determine how an improved use of the presently untapped possibilities in these
countries will affect international markets under evolving demand changes.
Agricultural Statistics Development Project - The objective of this project is collaborating with the
National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT) to improve agricultural data in Georgia by
enhancing the capacity of GEOSTAT to collect, analyze and disseminate Agricultural statistics. In
addition, NASS, with the support of ICARE, is beginning work with the Georgian Ministry of
Agriculture (MOA) to develop an effective agricultural information system to produce information
for informed decision making.
Strengthening Higher Agribusiness Education in Georgia - USDA/FAS/CADI-funded project,
supported by the technical assistance from the International Center for Agribusiness Research and
Education (ICARE), aimed at strengthening the educational field. Project played a significant role
in the education development process in Georgia particularly in the area of higher agricultural
education. Under the project GCAD provided free English language course for students and
professors from three universities. The beneficiary universities were Georgian State Agricultural
University (Tbilisi), Shota Rustaveli State University (Batumi) and the Akaki Tsereteli State
University (Kutaisi). GCAD has trained over 400 students and up to 100 lecturers of above
USDA funded exchange programs for Georgian university students during 2006-2017 with full
scholarships including accommodation expenses for: Undergraduate Agribusiness Program (UAB)
and Master of Agribusiness Program (MAB) at the Texas A&M University Department of Agriculture
at National Agrarian University of Armenia. The program was funded by the USDA and accounts
more than 60 successful Georgian graduates, who are currently playing key leadership roles in the
economy of the country and in the transition to democratic civil society.