Since 2005, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Caucasus Agricultural Development Initiative (CADI) has provided $7.7 million of technical assistance to Georgia under Freedom Support Act (FSA) funds.

USDA expects to receive $1.5 million for FY 09.  The program goals are to increase Georgian integration into global agricultural markets by building the capacity of sustainable public institutions in agriculture and to assist Georgia in its economic growth by helping reform government services offered to the agricultural sector.