• NAME OF RESEARCH

    Development of Individual Farming in Georgia: Descriptive Analysis and Comparisons

  • NAME OF AUTHOR

    CRC Ltd., Haifa University & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • CATEGORY

    Agriculture

  • YEAR

    2005-08-05

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the situation of individual farms in Georgia using a survey conducted in 2003, in comparison to a similar survey conducted in 1996. The basic issue investigated is the progress of the land individualization process, and the consequences of this process for the development of the agricultural sector, and more generally for the well-being of farm families and rural poverty.

Significant changes were found in the farm sector. In particular, average landholdings have increased, mainly through leasing of plots. There is more specialization, with some farmers not producing at all and others expanding.