On June 29, at the Tbilisi office of USAID G4G, a round table discussion about Agricultural Land Registration Reform was held. The meeting was organized by the ISET Policy Institute under the “ReforMeter” project. During the meeting, the land registration process and achievements and challenges of the land market in the country were all discussed. Irakli Kochlamazashvili from the ISET Policy Institute then presented a policy paper on Agricultural Land Registration Reform in Georgia, which was elaborated with support from the Presidential Administration of Georgia.

The goal of the study was to better understand the current situation of the land registration process in Georgia, analyze the ongoing land reforms and outline the challenges of land market development in the country. Existing literature about the Georgian land market and best international practices on different approaches of land registration (e.g., sporadic and systemic approaches) was closely analyzed, and over 120 Georgian farmers in all regions of Georgia were surveyed; in addition, interviews with the main stakeholders were conducted to achieve an overarching perspective. Based on the collected information, recommendations on improving the agricultural land registration process in Georgia were formulated.

On June 15 2018, Farmers’ Congress took place at hotel Betsy’s in Tbilisi. The congress discussed the opportunities and challenges of the EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), focusing on small and medium size farmers and agricultural cooperatives. The discussion was moderated by ISET’s Rati Kochlamazashvili, while Pati Mamardashvili (of ISET-PI’s Agricultural Research Center) served on a panel discussing the current challenges that agricultural enterprises are facing over the course of the DCFTA’s implementation.

The event was organized by ‘Bridge - Innovation and Development (BRIDGE)’ and ‘International Organization People in Need (PIN)’ within the framework of the EU-funded ‘Civil Society Organizations Supporting Free Trade with European Union’ program.

Our Partners