For Khulo LAG Management Board members a workshop was organized to provide LAG with feedback based on an evaluation of its performance and to formulate recommendations for the LAG’s future operations

On 8-9 October 2019, in Khulo municipality a joint, two-day, workshop of Khulo Local Action Group (LAG) and Croatian Rural Development Network [HMRR] was conducted. The main aim of the workshop was the interim assessment of Khulo Local Development Strategy (LDS) and the formulation of LAG’s plans for coming years. In the workshop 15 members of the Management Board have participated, they highlighted strategic directions, where LAG must work more actively. In the frame of workshop active discussion was conducted on how to strengthen Khulo LAG. Also, at the workshop implementation of the Grant awarded by the US Embassy was discussed.  

‘’Interim assessment of local development strategy is a very important issue to monitor work done and accordingly to emphasize new priority directions – noted representative of HMRR Ivana Lagina who facilitated the workshop.

‘’This type of meeting is helping us to analyze in better way Khulo LDS and clarify our role in its implementation process’’ – said the chairman of Khulo Local Action group – Rodam Shavadze.

The workshop was conducted under financial support of European Union, under the European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development in Georgia – ENPARD II, implemented by the Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia (CCRG) in partnership PMC RC and Croatian Rural Development Network (HMRR).

The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural population that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at