Improving Regional Food Security through National Strategies and Small Holder Production in South Caucasus
PMC Research was contracted by Oxfam GB, under a 4 year EC funded program – Improving Regional Food Security through National Strategies and Small Holder Production in the south Caucasus.
In order to reach the goals, PMC Research maps out the public organizations which are procuring food through the public procurement system, such as: public kinder gardens, schools, Georgian army, hospitals, prisons, military bases, shelters for elderly, and orphanages to seek out information on the public funds disbursed to procure the food over the past 3 years. The information is also important to see where the food is imported from.
The project team will also examine the rules and regulations that can show if they exclude small holder farmers.
The research findings will be used:
- For carrying out evidence based advocacy for linking small holder farmers to the state procurement system in Georgia
- As input for the awareness raising campaign to the other stakeholders and general public of Georgia.
In September 2013, Oxfam in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia started a 4-year EC-funded project titled “Improving Regional Food Security through National Strategies and Small Holder Production in the South Caucasus”, aiming at the improvement of food security and nutrition in the South Caucasus as a result of governance processes which include the representation from small-holder farmers. The three envisaged results of the project are as follows:
- National management of the availability, access and nutritional content of food
- Legislation to support local food production and consumption and
- Representation of women and men small-holder farmers in food security policy and strategy development process.