Assessment of Attitudes on the National Animal Identification and Traceability System
The assessment project is part of the larger FAO project, “Technical Assistance to Support the Establishment of a National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS) in Georgia” (GCP/GEO/009/SWI), which is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Austrian Development Agency (ADA). The project’s objectives are to (a) establish the integrated European Union-compliant National Animal Identification and Traceability System in Georgia for cattle and small ruminants and; (b) enhance the competitiveness of Georgian agriculture through improvement of food safety and animal health standards. The FAO, in close collaboration with the National Food Agency (NFA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, supports the project.
CRRC-Georgia conducted a representative survey of rural livestock owners in Georgia (household survey with th Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing method). The fieldwork was held from August 17 to September 3 2017. Results of the survey are representative of livestock farmers in Georgia, excluding the populations living in territories affected by military conflict (South Ossetia and Abkhazia). Besides nationwide, data is representative of Kakheti, Adjara, Samegrelo, Ninotsminda, Akhalkalaki, Tsalka, Marneuli, Dmanisi and rest of Georgia.
In addition to the survey, CRRC-Georgia conducted focus groups with men and women livestock farmers in Georgia.