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Final Evaluation_Sustainable Management of Pastures in Georgia to Demonstrate Climate Change adaptation and mitigation benefits and dividends to local community
Commissioning Unit: Georgia
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 12/2016
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Georgia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Continue the institutional and policy process for pastures management

Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/17]

Agreed. Included as actions in sustainability plan at closure of CE Pilot

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Maintain active communication with the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia to ensure that the topic of pasture management remains high on their agenda
[Added: 2017/08/17] [Last Updated: 2019/04/17]
UNDP 2018/12 Completed Ministry of Environment and Agriculture is initiating a new project, which will be included in GEF7 cycle on pastures management. The project will aim at national pastures inventory and elaboration of legal framework History
Active support of GEF funded project “Applying Landscape and Sustainable Land Management (L-SLM) for mitigating land degradation and contributing to poverty reduction in rural areas”, which among other activities aims at “Policy, regulatory and institutional reforms to mainstream L-SLM practices” and ensure inclusion of pasture management issues.
[Added: 2017/08/17] [Last Updated: 2019/04/17]
UNDP 2018/12 Completed Under the project Green Paper is prepared (to be officially presented in June 2019) which will be used to prepare national policy document on pastures management. The document will identify the existing gaps and challenges at national level for introduction of national pasture management policy. History
Active collaboration through experience sharing with APA to ensure the use of similar approach to pasture management in three protected areas: Tusheti, Vashlovani and Lagodekhi National Parks.
[Added: 2017/08/17] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
UNDP 2017/12 Completed History
Participation in pasture management working group meeting under L-SLM project
[Added: 2017/08/17] [Last Updated: 2019/04/17]
UNDP 2018/12 Completed In cooperation with GIZ run project “Economics of Land Degradation”, the survey on “Economics of pasture management in Georgia on Kakheti region example” was prepared in February 2019. History
2. Recommendation:

Disseminate the Pastures Management Plan for VNP among local stakeholders

Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/17]

Agreed.  Included as actions in sustainability plan at closure of CE Pilot.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Regular communication with local shepherds by APA
[Added: 2017/08/17] [Last Updated: 2019/04/17]
APA, NACRES 2018/12 Completed APA conducted several meetings with local Shephards' Association regarding Vashlovani management plan. History
Preparation of the guidebook on sustainable pasture management plan for Shepherds
[Added: 2017/08/17]
NACRES 2017/03 Completed
Dissemination of the guidebook among shepherds
[Added: 2017/08/17] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
NACRES 2017/12 Completed History
3. Recommendation:

Document and upscale the technical information generated through the project

Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/17]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Technical information on grassland carbon stock calculation and the results of two field surveys (2013 and 2016) handed over to the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia
[Added: 2017/08/17]
UNDP 2017/06 Completed
Guidebook /training materials/ technical knowledge on veterinary services and diseases prepared and disseminated in Kakheti Region
[Added: 2017/08/17] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
Kakheti Veterinarians’ Regional Association 2017/12 Completed History
4. Recommendation:

Continue the implementation of needed interventions for pastures management and the development of the sector as a whole

Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/17]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
As a follow-up of the project activities support the local shepherds association to prepare the proposal for GEF Small Grants Programme to promote the conservation and socio-economic conditions of natural pastures in Vashlovani National Park
[Added: 2017/08/17]
UNDP, NACRES 2017/03 Completed Project proposal was prepared and submitted to GEF steering board
Preparation of the proposal for phase two to upscale the activities carried out by pilot project to the national level
[Added: 2017/08/17] [Last Updated: 2018/07/19]
Istanbul Regional Hub 2018/06 Completed II stage regional project proposal is finalized and will be approved shortly. History

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