On the general aspects of DCFTA, RCDA held the next training in Borjomi

Organization Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA), partner of Czech NGO “People in Need” in the EU funded project “Civic Society Organizations Supporting Free Trade with Europe” continues conduction of trainings; Another training session held November 24-27, 2017 in Borjomi for Civil Society Organizations and LAG’s from Samtskhe-Javakheti, and Adjara on the topic: Sustainable development aspects of DCFTA.

The activity was aimed to increase participants’ awareness in the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) agreement with the EU, to enable them to further share knowledge and information to interested farmers, farmers groups and cooperatives.

As a result of trainings participants assessed the advantages and disadvantages of free trade agreement with EU, see possibilities how to sell their products in the EU market, understood the difference between the new trade agreement and the existing contracts. Also, they will have a clear understanding of the possibilities about foreign markets, investments and issues related to customs and food safety.

This project is funded by the EU and is part of the EU assistance to the Government of Georgia in the implementation of DCFTA, which will support Georgia’s integration into the EU market. The project is implemented by the Czech NGO "People in Need" (PIN) with its partner organizations: Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA), PMC Research Center and Association "Atinati." The Georgian Alliance for Agriculture and Regional Development (GAARD) supports the efforts of civil society by means of product-specific agricultural forums at regional and national levels and enable regional SCOs engaged in agriculture and rural development access these platforms.

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