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									Business Development Project (BDP)

             BP BTC
          II Tranche Report
       January 1- June 30, 2009
     “Agro-Business Consulting”




           Borjomi-Tbilisi
             July- 2009
CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

Chapter I. Beekeeping Sector

1.1. Contest for bee-keeping sector financing
1.2. Beekeeping projects implementation
1.3. Beekeeping Shop
1.4. Construction and refurbishing works of Beekeeping House
1.5. Honey-filling equipment
1.6. Association “Samtskhe-Javakheti Beekeprs‟House”
1.7. Agreement with the association “Samtkhe-Javakheti Beekeepers‟ House”
1.8. Business Plan for Honey-Filling and Packing Enterprise

Chapter II. Livestock-breeding Sector

2.1. Veterinary service provision to the project operation area
2.2. Milk collection cooperatives
2.3. Milk-cooling equipment purchasing
2.4. Refurbishing/rehabilitation works of Milk Collection Centers
2.5. Cheese producing and packing cooperatives in Borjomi municipality
2.6. Business plans designing for cheese packing cooperatives
2.7. Milk Processing Enterprise
2.8. Milk processing production line
2.9. Milk processing Enterprise Chain Strategy

Chapter III. Other Activities

3.1. Trainings and Capacity building increasing
       3.1.1. Consulting seminars facilitating submitted project proposal forms
       3.1.2. Trainings on the topic “Business planning and investment attraction”
       3.1.3. Training on the topic “New methods and medicines existing in veterinary”
       3.1.4. Training on the topic “Milk storing technologies and its qualitative
       characteristics”
       3.1.5 Training/demonstration of Honey Filling and packing
       3.1.6. Training/demonstration of cheese packing

3.2. Placing the information in mass media
3.3. Data base creation
3.4. Publications
       3.4.1. Articles publishing in the local newspapers
       3.4.2. Brochure on the subject of food quality and safety issues


Chapter IV. Milestones

4.1. Results achieved in II tranche according to II and III tranche milestones
4.2. III tranche offered milestones considering I and II tranche results


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Introduction

Hereby intermediary report implies the progress of the “Business Development Project
in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region” for January 1, 2009-June 30, 2009 and description of
the planned and implemented activities for that period.
The planned activities are implemented in compliance with the project schedule. There
have not been any serious hinder factors throughout the project reporting period.

I. Beekeeping Sector

1.1. Contest for bee-keeping sector financing

In January within the framework of “Business Development Project in Samtkhe-
Javakheti Region” the contest for beekeeping small projects financing was announced.
The methodological instruction for the contest candidates and informative papers has
been published. The deadline for the contest was February 1, 2009.

The information about contest was published in the local newspapers. Additionally, the
informative papers have been displayed in four municipalities and other public premises
located in the project operation area. The information about the contest was also
distributed by Borjomi Beekeepers‟ Association and Samtskhe-Javakheti Beekeepers‟
Union.

The seminars and consultations have been held in Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe
Municipalities for the assistance of the contest candidates. All interested persons have
been supplied with the methodological guidelines specially elaborated and printed for
the contest.

Totally 19 proposals in beekeeping sector have been submitted. The proposals relating
various issues have been submitted by individual persons and organizations from
project operation area‟s all regions. The contest was conducted for two stages.

The contest proposals have been studied by commission represented by the Project
Manager Merab Shkhartishvili, Deputy Manager in Beekeeping Sector Shota Gongladze
and the external expert, International Agricultural Association Specialist in Beekeeping
Sector Roland Ziraqishvili. The special internal estimation form has been developed.
The initial and final winning minimum score number has been agreed matching up the
proposed and the project„s available amounts. 10 projects have been shortlisted at the
first stage, which have been accomplished and submitted for the second stage
supported by remarks and recommendations.

Finally, 5 projects have been selected. The financial agreement has been signed with all
project‟s implementer physical persons and organization managers.

Preferred projects, their budgets and other data are represented in the table.




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                                                                        Co-     Co-financing %
                                                         Financing                                Implementation
   N          Project Title           Candidate                      financin    from project
                                                           (USD)                                     location
                                                                     g (USD)     total amount
        Bee keeping and                                                                               Village
   1                             NGO Ziareti-2008         1677        1744          50.1
        cattle-breeding                                                                              Aspindza
                                                                                                      Adigeni
        Multisectional
                                 Avtandil                                                          Municipality,
   2    “Rutlangstrot” stile                              2250        5270           70
                                 Parunashvili                                                          village
        hive production
                                                                                                     Tsakhani
                                                                                                      Borjomi
        “Productive, efficient
                                                                                                   Municipality,
        and prospective”         Kakhaber
   3                                                      1998        2660          57.1               village
        Beekeeping farms         Gongadze
                                                                                                    Akhaldaba,
        upgrading
                                                                                                       Dgvari
                                 Samtskhe-                                                           Akhaltikhe
        Bee-milk (Royal Gel)
   4                             Javakheti                2000        2077          50.1            municipality
        producing farms
                                 Beekeeprs Union                                                  village Agara
        Hive frames                                                                                  Akhaltikhe
   5    producing and            Giorgi Zedgenidze        2028        3705          64.6            municipality
        realization                                                                              village Minadze
        Total                                             9953       15456




 1.2 Beekeeping projects implementation

 The I tranches‟ activities have been accomplished by the following projects:


                                                  I tranche
                                                                 Co-financing
        Project Title            Candidate        Financing                        Implementation location
                                                                    (USD)
                                                    (USD)
Multisectional
                                   Avtandil                                       Adigeni Municipality, village
“Rutlangstrot” stile hive                            2250            5270
                                 Parunashvili                                              Tsakhani
production
“Productive, efficient and
                                 Kakhaber                                         Borjomi Municipality, village
prospective” Beekeeping                              1998            2660
                                 Gongadze                                                 Akhaldaba
farms upgrading
Frames producing and               Giorgi                                           Akhaltikhe municipality
                                                     2028            3705
realization                      Zedgenidze                                            village Minadze
Total                                             9953           15456

 All three beekeeping projects submitted the reports implying the implemented activities.
 Borjomi Business Development Project conducted monitoring on all three financed
 beekeeping projects. The projects are being implemented successfully in compliance
 with the project proposal schedule. Any obstacles on the implementation steps forward
 have not been revealed.

 1.3.      Beekeeping Shop

 The interior design and appropriate furniture (counters, shelves, etc.) have been
 supplied to the Beekeeping House Complex Shop. The list of necessary shop inventory
 has been developed. The survey of the inventory supplier is under way.

 1.4.      Construction and refurbishing works of Beekeeping House

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The construction of Beekeeping House has been completed. The internal refurbishing
works and water supply system installing have been also completed.

1.5.     Honey-Filling Equipment

The honey packing and filling equipments are purchased and installed and are ready for
operation. The equipments are manufactured by a local company, the machinery of
which is assembled in Georgia by the Italian spare parts that in turn is much cost-
saving. The equipment set consists of the primary heater, filter equipment, mixing
equipment, pump and automatic filling machine with compressor.

1.6.     Association “Samtskhe-Javakheti Beekeeping House”

The non-entrepreneurial, non-profitable association “Samtskhe-Javakheti Beekeping
House” has been legally registered. The founders of the association are five physical
persons and two legal persons. The founders are mostly the farmers or their associates
who are dynamically collaborating with the project in different ways and are true
professionals and motivated beekeepers with the business planning and implementation
skills. Those are the physical and legal persons (the winners of beekeeping contest)
and Borjomi Beekeepers Association. It was decided to recommend Sergo Baramidze
as a founder, a professional beekeeper and a person with the project performance
experience. In addition he has a great experience of cooperation with the Beekeepers
Association of Georgia.

Below the list of founders is represented.


 #                 Founders                Representative name          Legal status

                                             Board Chairman       Non-entrepreneurial Legal
 1     NGO Ziareti-2008
                                           Marina Chakhnashvili            person
 2     Avtendil Parunashvili                                           Physical person
 3     Kakhaber Gongadze                                               Physical person
 4     Elvardi Zazadze                                                 Physical person
 5     Giorgi Zedgenidze                                               Physical person
                                             Board Chairman       Non-entrepreneurial Legal
 6     Beekeepers Association of Georgia
                                            Tengiz Kvabziridze             person
 7     Sergo Bardzimadze                                               Physical person



The Founders meeting has been held and the Union Chairman has been nominated.
Throughout the election there was taken into consideration the experience of
international projects participation, knowledge, business plan writing skills and
experience in agriculture namely, in beekeeping sector. Sergo Bardzimadze was
elected for a chairman position. He has been working in the Regional Agricultural
Department, in DFID project, in the organization “Elkana” and in the other projects.
Corresponding to the project objectives the Union should provide the accurate operation
of the entities incorporated in “Samtskhe-Javakheti Beekeeping House”, such as the
Beekeeping Shop, the Consultancy-Marketing Centre, the Honey Filling and Packing
Enterprise.

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“Samtskhe-Javakheti Beekeping House” is integrated in “Association of Professional
Beekeepers of Georgia” that enables it to be introduced with beekeeping advanced
methodologies and innovations and makes possibility to export its product to foreign
markets.

1.7.   Agreement with the Union “Samtskhe-Javakheti Beekeeping House”

The Union “Agro-Business Consulting” and the Association has been entered into
agreement, negotiating the statement of premises, furniture and equipment conditional
ownership. The property should be exploited for association tasks and objectives
implementation, in accordance with Business development Project‟s goals.

1.8.   Business Plan for Honey-Filling and Packing Enterprise

The business plan for Honey-Filling and Packing Enterprise has been developed. The
plan implies the financial calculations and reasonability statement for the functioning of
the enterprise incorporated in “Samtskhe-Javakheti Beekeeping House”.




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II. Livestock-Breeding Sector

2.1. Veterinary service provision in project operation area

The three-year plan for Veterinary-Consultancy Association has been finally elaborated.
The activities main directions and the interaction with Business Development Project
staff are involved in the plan for three years prospect. The plan also implies the
activities providing viability and sustainability of the association.
In “Agro-Business Consulting” Borjomi office the space with necessary furniture and
equipment has been provided for association.
Within the framework of the project, the project partner organization “Janmrteloba”
continues the provision of veterinary and consultancy services to the target groups in
compliance with preliminary planned activities records. Throughout the reporting period
the service to 14500 cattle‟s of 1156 households have been regularly provided. All
above mentioned activities will be recorded in particular registration books and reflected
in association reports.

2.2. Milk Collection Cooperatives

All seven milk collection cooperatives have been entered into agreement of mutual
understanding with the owners of the territory or the premises where those milk
collection centers are located. The agreement specifies the interrelation between the
cooperative member and a cooperative and the terms of in-kind participation for the
project goals implementation. Following the agreement the member of the cooperative
takes responsibility to hand over the building/territory for certain period by gratis,
participating in the project by in-kind contribution.

The agreements have been set up with all cooperatives on the subject of containers, the
cooling equipments and other manufacturing resources conditional hand over. The
agreements specify the interrelations between union “Agro-Business Consulting” and
cooperatives within the project framework. The agreements term the hand over of milk
cooling equipment and other production facilities to cooperatives and the responsibilities
and liabilities of the cooperatives and their members.

2.3. Milk-cooling equipment purchasing

The provision of all seven milk collection cooperatives with milk cooling equipment,
produced by Ukrainian company “Tesmo” have been completed. The capacity of the
equipment is 2, 5 Liters. All cooling machines are installed and are ready for operation.

2.4. Refurbishing/rehabilitation works of Milk Collection Centers

The refurbishing/rehabilitation works of Milk Collection Centers‟ buildings have been
completed. Electric wiring, three-phase transmission line, electricity supply meters and
water supply systems installing have been also completed.

2.5. Cheese producing and packing cooperatives in Borjomi municipalities

In two mountainous village-groups of Borjomi municipality-1) Sakire, Dgvari, Tadzrisi
and 2) Balanta, Chikharula, the cheese producing and packing cooperatives have been
established. Those cooperatives are: “Borjomis Kheoba+” and “Balanta”. 5 members
are working in both cooperatives.

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Cheese vacuum-packing equipment and packing materials have been purchased. The
labels indicating the information about the manufacturer and the product features has
been printed by means of the project expenses. The product is on sale with brand name
“Javakhuri Kveli” (cheese from Javakheti). The brand is patented and certified in the
Centre of National Intellectual Property “Sakpatenti”.

The first samples have been sent to partner organization, which in turn has provided
their laboratory examination and distribution of the first parcel to retail market.

The packing of produced cheese enables the cooperatives to manufacture safe and
competitive product, sustain sanitary-hygiene condition and requirements and be
prepared for putting in force a law for “Food Safety and Quality of Product” in Georgia.

The production under the common brand which will be recognizable for customer and
have marketable form will promote the product realization and will increase the earnings
of the cooperatives.

2.6. Business plans designing for cheese packing cooperatives

The business plans have been designed for cheese packing cooperatives. A business
plan enables the cooperatives to plan own business properly, to realize the advantages
of cooperation and the returns from production added value chain implementation.

2.7. Milk Processing Enterprise

The construction and refurbishing works of Milk Processing Enterprise have been fully
accomplished. The surroundings have been organized. The water supply system have
been provided. As unexpected change in electricity supply regulations occurred, final
arrangement of electricity supply in cheese factory will be provided soon.


2.8. Milk processing production line

The equipments for Milk Processing Enterprise produced by the Ukrainian company
“Tesmo” have been purchased passed customs and transported to destination. The
specialists invited from the producer plant provided the setting up of production line.

2.9. Milk processing Enterprise Complex Strategy Note

Milk processing Enterprise Complex Strategy Note has been developed to launch an
open tender to identify and select the owner of the control share, which shall be handed
over on gratis to preferred bidder. The investment partner shall take responsibility for
efficient management of the handover assets and attraction of investment.

The tender documents are issued, comprising the following:
1. Tender statement;
2. Tender proposal procedure;
3. Handover assets list and description;
4. Submitted Proposals evaluation forms;
5. Agreement sample for assets hand over.

In the near future “Agro-Business Consulting” will announce the tender.
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Tender committee of five persons shall be established, two of them are the
representatives of “Agro-Business Consulting”, and three external specialists. The
invited persons will be the qualified representatives from non-governmental sector, from
agricultural field and one professional lawyer. The members have been already
selected. The names and CVs will be submitted to BP.




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III. Other activities

3.1. Trainings and Capacity Building Increasing

       3.1.1. Consulting seminars facilitating submitted project proposal forms

The seminars have been held in Borjomi in January 19-20, 2009 and in Akhalsikhe in
January 29-30, 2009 for the candidates participating in beekeeping sector projects
contest. The candidates did have the opportunity to be introduced with project working
group suggestions and considering them improve the project proposals within the
additional terms. The project representatives explained the candidates the projects
selection criteria and strong and weak points of the submitted proposals.

Introduction with the suggestions and instructions was a great assistance to the
beekeepers for the project proposals development. It was very essential for the
beekeeper-candidates, because most of them have not been participated in such
contests before and did not have project writing experience.

Therefore, project design and recommendations was useful not only for that stage of
financing, but for future contests and for development of their beekeeping households.


       3.1.2. Trainings on the topic “Business planning and investment attraction”

The training was held in Borjomi, in the hotel “Mocioni” on Febuary 28-29, 2009. The
training was held by invited experts Malkhaz Nikolaishvili and Besarion Partsvania.

The training attended the following participants: project implementation group members,
a Chairman of Veterinary Association “Janmrteloba”, a representative-farmer of cheese
producing cooperative from Tadzrisi, an entrepreneur from Akhalsikhe, a Chairman of
Samtskhe-Javakheti Beekeepers Union, a Chairman of Borjomi Beekeepers
Association, totally 9 persons.

The training was held in two parts. The first part, business planning, was held by
Besarion Partsvania. The main focus was put on a business plan designing necessity
and on its key components. The business planning issues have been discussed in
coherence with the organizations established within the framework of the project. Such
organizations are: Veterinary Association “Janmrteloba”, Cheese Producing and
Packing Enterprise, Honey-Filling Enterprise, Beekeepers Shop and Consultancy
Centre in Akhaltsikhe. All those organizations require business plans and consequently
business plan writing skills.
In the second part of the training, Malkhaz Nikolaishvili mostly represented the small
business management issues.

The both part of the training raised the great interest among the participants. The
beekeepers were interested in issues regarding their product placing in the market; the
cheese producing cooperatives representatives and project staff members asked the
general questions about production legislation, about pricing and correct pricing policy
and about market trends against world economical crisis background.

The training on the same topic has been held for other groups in Akhaltsikhe, in the
hotel “Rio”, in February 18, 2009.

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The representatives of Milk Collection Centers and beekeepers attended the training.
The introduction with above mentioned issues was very useful at that stage for their
activities successful implementation. 19 participants attended the training.

Malkhas Nikolaishvili suggested the small business management issues.
The manual of “Business Planning” (I and II book) has been distributed to participants.

      3.1.3. Training on the topic “New methods and medicines existing in
      veterinary”

The training was held in Akhaltsikhe, in the hotel “Rio”, in April 30, 2009. The training
was held by Michkail Chichakhua, the Doctor of Biological Sciences. The training main
issue was the animals‟ widespread diseases, modern methods of treatment and
medicines.

18 members from veterinary-consultancy association attended the training. As a result,
the members of the association have up-grated the qualification, introduced with the
novelties in veterinary and obtained the useful information for their activities.


      3.1.4. Training on the topic “Milk storing technologies and its qualitative
      characteristics”

The training was held in Akhaltsikhe, in the hotel “Rio”, in May 29, 2009. The training
was held by Levan Paposhvili, the expert in milk technology field. The main topic of the
training was “Milk storing technologies and its qualitative characteristics”.

16 members from Milk Collection Centers attended the training.

As a result, the cooperatives members enhanced the knowledge of milk processing,
milk storing and milk collection centers efficient operating issues.

      3.1.5 Training/demonstration of Honey filling and packing

Training/demonstration of Honey Filling and packing were conducted for beekeepers
on March 14, 2009. On the training were demonstrated principle of operation honey
equipment and other issues related with honey packing. Training were attended by 8
persons.

     3.1.6. Training/demonstration of cheese packing

Training/demonstration of cheese packing were conducted for cooperavive “Borjomis
kheoba+” members on May, 11 and “Balamta” cooperative members on May 12, 2009.
Treining and demonstration were conducted by “Rabati-2007” representatives Gocha
Melkadze. On the training were demonstrated principle of operation cheese vacuume
packing equipment and other issues related with it. On the both trainings attended 14
persons.

3.2. Placing the information in mass media

In the reporting period the articles in the local newspapers “Samkhretis Karibche”
(Southern Gate) and “Borjomi” have been twice published in February, about the

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activities implemented within the framework of the project and in January, about the
announced contest for the beekeeping sector fundraising.

3.3. Data Base Creating

The data base interface creation has been completed. At present the data updating is
being conducted.

The data base electronic version enables full updating and completion opportunities.

3.4. Publications

       3.4.1. Placing the information in mass media

In the reporting period the articles illustrating project progress, implemented activities
and announced contest have been published three times in the local newspapers
“Samkhretis Karibche” (Southern Gate) and “Borjomi”.

The following articles have been published:

January, 2009 – “The contest announced for amall projects financing in beekeeping”;
February, 2009 - “For sustainable business development”;
June, 2009 – “Business Development Project‟s various planned activities are
accomplished in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region”

       3.4.2. Brochure on the subject of food quality and safety issues

The working on brochure illustrating food quality and safety issues is under way. The
brochure includes the information about novelties in food quality control, about the
changes after putting a law of “Quality Safety and Quality” in Georgia, about the
manufacturers liabilities and food safety state control methods, regulations and
procedures.

The brochure enables the people employed in production to be better introduced with
existing sanitary-hygiene and sanitary-technical standards, be aware of Hazard Analysis
and Critical Control Points (HACCP) main principles and its implementation in
production. The implementation of the system will promote entrepreneurs to produce
safe and competitive product.

The brochure will soon be ready for publishing.




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Chapter IV. Milestones


4.1. Results achieved in II tranche according to II and III tranche milestones


                                             Milestones – 2nd Tranche
                                            (1 January 2009 – 30 June
                                                         2009)
                                           Objectively verifiable indicators of
             Intervention                                                          Sources and means of verification              Comments
                                                      achievement

         Bee-Keeping Sector
                                                                                                                                       Achieved
     Announce RFA (Request For
                                                   Spread information                       Progress report,               Request for Proposals has been
  Proposals) for beekeeping projects
                                                                                                                          announced on February, 1, 2009
                                                                                                                                       Achieved
                                                                                                                       Application forms and guidelines have
                                           Conducted seminars, consultations,
 Information dissemination about RFA                                                                                       been published and distributed.
                                           Published and distribute Application             Progress report
       (Request For Proposals)                                                                                          3 Consultations and seminars have
                                                         forms
                                                                                                                           been conducted in Borjomi and
                                                                                                                                      Akhaltsikhe
                                                                                                                                       Achieved
  Receive application for beekeeping       Applications received from beekeeping
                                                                                            Progress report                19 project proposals have been
               projects                   farmers‟ unions and beekeeper farmers
                                                                                                                                       received
                                                                                                                                       Achieved
  Review and approve for financing          Beekeeping projects reviewed and                                           19 proposals have been reviewed and
                                                                                            Progress report
  individual projects for Beekeepers             approved for financing                                                5 of them have been finally approved
                                                                                                                                     for financing
                                                                                                                                       Achieved
 Start financing and Implementation of      Beekeeping projects financed and           Progress report, Monitoring        5 beekeeping projects have been
  individual projects for Beekeepers            started implementation                        documents                  financed and implementation have
                                                                                                                                    been started
  Prepare and start implementing of                                                                                                    Achieved
                                            Monitoring scheme and monitoring           Progress report, Monitoring
  monitoring of individual projects for                                                                                 Monitoring for 5 projects have been
                                                         activities                           documents
             Beekeepers                                                                                                  conducted and three of them have
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                                                                                                                                           nd
                                                                                                                         been financed in 2 Tranche. Progress
                                                                                                                           reports by implementers have been
                                                                                                                                        submitted
                                                                                                                                         Achieved
Construction of building for a Honey-      Building for a Honey-packing Line           Progress report, Monitoring
                                                                                                                         Building for a Honey-Packing Line has
           packing Line                                constructed                            documents
                                                                                                                                     been constructed
                                                                                                                            Counters for the shop have been
                                                                                                                            arranged in the Marketing Center,
   Provide technical and financial         Beekeeping input and honey shop                                                 honey tanks have been purchased,
                                                                                       Progress report, Monitoring
  assistance to the consulting and           established and operating in                                                  meeting and consultation room has
                                                                                              documents
  marketing centre in Akhaltsikhe                     Akhaltsikhe                                                           been arranged, and the office has
                                                                                                                         been equipped with office furniture and
                                                                                                                                      office facilities
                                                                                                                                         Achieved
  Transportation and installation of       Honey-packing Line delivered and            Progress report, Monitoring
                                                                                                                              Honey-Packing Line has been
       Honey-packing Line                             installed                               documents
                                                                                                                                 transported and installed
                                                                                                                            Union “Samtskhe-Javakheti Bee-
  Legal Arrangement of Owner and
                                                                                                                         Keepers‟ House” has been established
Managerial Issues of Honey-Packing       Honey-packing Line registered as legal
                                                                                   Registration documentations, by law    and registered. It became member of
Line and Beekeeping input and honey                     entity
                                                                                                                           Georgian Professional Beekeepers
               shop
                                                                                                                                       Association
                                                                                                                          The Honey-Packing Line installation
Trainings for the personnel of Honey-     Training conducted for personnel of                                                 team conducted training for 8
                                                                                     Progress report, Sign-in sheets
             packing Line                         Honey-packing Line                                                     Beekeepers, members of Beekeepers
                                                                                                                                Union Samtskhe-Javakheti

            Milk Sector

                                                                                                                          Veterinary and consultation services
                                                                                                                         are in process in project activity areas
Provide veterinary services in project   Farmers received veterinary services      Association "Janmrteloba" progress
                                                                                                                         compliance to project schedule, 1156
           activity areas                  and consultations in project area                      report
                                                                                                                         farmers received service in the report
                                                                                                                                         period
                                                                                      Progress report, Association
 Veterinary association development       Veterinary association development                                             Veterinary Association 3 year Activity
                                                                                     "Janmrteloba" progress report,
            Business Plan                     Business Plan is prepared                                                         plan has been designed
                                                                                            Business plans
  Construction of buildings for Milk     Buildings for 3 Milk Collection Centers                                         Buildings of 3 Milk Collection Centers
                                                                                      Progress and financial reports
        Collection Centers                             constructed                                                              have been constructed

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 Transportation and installation of        MCC machineries-delivered and              Progress report, Monitoring        Equipment for all 7 MCC-s have been
         MCC machineries                               installed                             documents                           transported and installed
Construction of building for a Cheese       Building for a Cheese Factory                                                  Building for a Cheese Factory has
                                                                                     Progress and financial reports
              Factory                                 constructed                                                                    been constructed
 Transportation and installation of         Cheese processing enterprise                                                   Cheese enterprise equipment and
                                                                                      Progress report, Monitoring
   Cheese processing enterprise          equipment and machineries delivered                                             machineries have been delivered and
                                                                                             documents
    equipment and machineries                        and installed                                                                       installed
                                                                                                                             Containers for 4 Milk Collection
    Repairing containers for Milk        Containers for Milk Collection Centers                                               Centers have been repaired,
                                                                                     Progress and financial reports
        Collection Centers                              repaired                                                          transported, installed and equipped
                                                                                                                              with MCC relevant equipment
                                                                                                                            Tender documentation has been
                                                                                                                         prepared for the purpose of identifying
 Legal Arrangement of Owner and         The cheese factory registered as legal                                               investment partner. After final
                                                                                  Registration documentations, bylaw
Managerial Issues of Cheese Factory                    entity                                                            agreement with BP, the tender will be
                                                                                                                           announced. Legal arrangement of
                                                                                                                               owner will be established
                                                                                                                         It depends on the legal arrangement of
Trainings for the personnel of Cheese   Training conducted for personnel of the                                          Owner. It is the responsibility of the
                                                                                    Progress report, Sign-in sheets
         Processing Factory                   Cheese Processing Factory                                                  investment partner – the preferred
                                                                                                                         bidder in Tender
                                         Training conducted for personnel of                                             3 trainings have been conducted, in
Trainings for the personnel of MCCs                                                 Progress report, Sign-in sheets
                                                       MCCs                                                              total 26 person/training days
                                                                                                                         Vehicles have been purchased, milk
  Starting the Organization of milk     Purchase vehicles, Prepared scheme of
                                                                                            Progress report              purchasing and selling scheme are
    collecting and transportation                 business activities
                                                                                                                         being discussed
 Establishing a Cheese Production
  Farmers Cooperatives in Borjomi          2 cooperatives in Borjomi Rayon                                               2 cooperatives – „BalanTa‟ and „Sakire‟
                                                                                  Registration documentations, bylaw
Rayon villages on the bases of target         established and registered                                                 have been established and registered
                           st
 groups identified in the 1 Tranche
    Purchase vacuum packing 2                                                                                             2 vacuum packing equipments have
                                            vacuum packing 2 equipments-
            equipments                                                            Progress report, financial documents    been purchased with the support of
                                                    purchased
                                                                                                                                    „Rabati 2007‟
Passing vacuum packing equipments                                                                                        Vacuum packing equipment has been
                                        vacuum packing equipments to Farmers          Progress report, Monitoring
 to Farmers Union/Cooperatives in                                                                                          passed to cooperatives „Borjomis
                                            Union/Cooperatives – passed                      documents
      Borjomi Rayon villages                                                                                                    Kheoba‟ and „Balanta‟


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  Trainings for the personnel of the               Members of Farmers                                                     14 farmers were trained
                                                                                      Progress report, Sign-in sheets
    vacuum packing equipments                  Union/Cooperatives are trained                                             with the support of „Rabati 2007‟
    Develop business plans for 2
                                                                                                                           Business plans have been developed
  cooperatives of Vacuum-packing           Business plans developed for 2 cheese
                                                                                      Progress report, Business plans     for the cooperatives „Borjomis Kheoba‟
 small Enterprises in Borjomi Rayon         production and packing cooperatives
                                                                                                                                       and „Balanta‟
               villages
  Implement activities proposed by                                                                                          Cheese Vacuum-packing 2 small
business plans for 2 cooperatives of        Cheese Vacuum-packing enterprises                                              Enterprises have been established in
                                                                                       Progress and financial reports
   cheese Vacuum-packing small                        established                                                          Cooperatives „Borjomis Kheoba‟‟ and
Enterprises in Borjomi Rayon villages                                                                                                    „Balanta‟
                                                                                                                          2 pilot product parcels have been
   Starting the support to cheese           Link cheese production cooperatives
                                                                                              Progress report             launched in realization with the support
     production and realization                       with bulk buyers
                                                                                                                          of „Rabati 2007‟

               Various

                                                                                                                          8 Trainings were conducted for
  Training and capacity building for        40 person training days conducted for    Progress report, Training modules,   farmers‟ unions and in total 85
   Farmers Unions/Cooperatives                   farmers and farmer groups                     Sign-in sheets             person/training days

                                                                                                                          2 Trainings were held for 15 specialists
Training for Managers and specialists
                                             Conducted 10 person training days       Progress report, Training modules    and 5 managers concerning: Business
  – “How to develop Business plan”
                                                                                                                          and investment planning
                                           Increases awareness of local population
Publishing regular articles in the local                                                                                  3 articles have been published in 2
                                              about project, Articles published in             Newspapers
             newspapers                                                                                                   local newspapers in reportable period
                                                       local newsletters
                                           Information for database gathered and                                          Design has been developed and
     Development of data-base                                                                    Database
                                                         processed                                                        database is regularly updated
                                                                                                                           There is a link on the web-site of ABC
                                           Information for Web Site gathered and                                             www.abcgroup.ge where there is
      Development of Web Site                                                                   Web Page
                                                         processed                                                            information about project goals,
                                                                                                                               activities and results achieved




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                                           Miles stones - 3-rd tranche
                                             (July-December, 2009)

                                          Objectively verifiable indicators of
             Intervention                                                             Sources and means of verification                      Comments
                                                     achievement
        Bee-Keeping Sector
                                                                                                                                    5 beekeeping projects are in
                                                                                                                                   progress. Regular monitorings
                                                                                                                                   have been carried out. Second
Implementation of micro- projects for         Micro projects of beekeepers          Progress and financial reports, monitoring
                                                                                                                                    tranche phase has started in
           Beekeepers                          Facilitated and monitored                             reports
                                                                                                                                  three micro projects, while in the
                                                                                                                                 two - the first phase is close to an
                                                                                                                                                  end
  Purchase equipment for a Honey-           A Honey-packing Line equipment                                                         Honey-Packing Line has been
                                                                                          Procurement documentations
           packing Line                                purchased                                                                     purchased and installed
                                             Honey packing line assisted in
Organizing branding and marketing of          branding, certification, honey        Progress and financial reports, monitoring
                                                                                                                                                   _
     honey packing enterprises            produced by local farmers sold under                       reports
                                                       one brand
Supporting realization of beekeeping        Link Honey packing line with bulk
                                                                                          Agreements with bulk buyers                              _
             production                                  buyers
                                          Honey-packing Enterprise operating,        Progress report, Monitoring documents,
    Launch a Honey-packing Line                                                                                                                    _
                                           working on locally produced honey            Bee-keepers association reports
             Milk Sector
     Identify initiative groups for
                                            Community information meetings
     establishing milk producing                                                                                                   7 incentive groups have been
                                          conducted. 3 initiative group selected.               Progress report,
Unions/Cooperatives in project activity                                                                                                       identified
                                                   Survey conducted
                  areas
                                                                                                                                     7 Milk Production Farmers'
Establishing milk production Farmers                                                                                             Cooperatives are established and
                                             3 cooperatives established and
Unions/Cooperatives in project activity                                               Registration documentations, by low           registered compliance to the
                                                       registered
                areas                                                                                                            active legislation in project activity
                                                                                                                                                 areas




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                                                                                                                                  Equipment 7 milk Collection
    Purchase equipment for Milk               Equipment for 3 Milk Collection
                                                                                          Progress and financial reports        Centers has been purchased and
        Collection Centers                         Centers purchased
                                                                                                                                            installed
Repairing buildings for Milk Collection    Buildings for 3 Milk Collection Centers                                                Buildings of 3 Milk Collection
                                                                                          Progress and financial reports
               Centers                                     repaired                                                               Centers have been repaired

     Producing food reserves by             Local cattle-breeding farmers have                                                   Khashuri component has been
                                                                                     Cooperative progress reports, monitoring
            cooperative                       possibility to purchase fodder                                                    taken out of the project activities
       Arranging seminars and
                                                 Organize cattle-breeding
demonstration days, Participation in                                                             Progress report                                _
                                                   demonstration day
              Exhibitions
Prepare and Enounce tender for best           Tender terms and conditions
                                                                                     Tender documentations, progress report                     _
 investment offer for cheese factory           elaborated and developed
Identify the company to possess the          Company to run and possess the
                                                                                            Agreement with company                              _
            cheese factory                      cheese factory identified
               Various
  Training and capacity building for       40 person training days conducted for     Progress report, Training modules, Sign-
                                                                                                                                                _
   Farmers Unions/Cooperatives                  farmers and farmer groups                           in sheets
                                              Increases awareness of local
Publishing regular articles in the local                                                 A book on beekeeping, Financial
                                           population about project, Articles put                                                               _
             newspaper                                                                           documentation
                                                in local newsletter 2 times
                                             Information for database gathered                                                   Information has been gathered
         Creating data-base                                                                         Database
                                                       and processed                                                                    and processed




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4.2. III tranche offered milestones considering I and II tranche results


                                                      Miles stones - 3rd tranche
                                                      (July-December, 2009)

                                                      Objectively verifiable indicators of
Intervention                                          achievement                                 Sources and means of verification
Bee-Keeping Sector
Implementation of micro-projects for Beekeepers who   Micro projects of beekeepers Facilitated    Progress and financial reports, monitoring
were the winners in the 1st contest                   and monitored                               reports
Announce second RFA (Request For Proposals) for
                                                      Spread information                          Progress report
beekeeping projects
                                                      Conducted seminars, consultations,
Popularize second RFA (Request For Proposals)         Published and distribute Application        Progress report
                                                      forms for second RFA
Receive application for second RFA beekeeping         Applications received from beekeeping
                                                                                                  Progress report
projects                                              farmers‟ unions and beekeeper farmers
Review and approve for financing individual second    Beekeeping projects of second RFA
                                                                                                  Progress report
RFA projects for Beekeepers                           reviewed and approved for financing
Start financing and Implementation of individual      Beekeeping projects of second RFA
                                                                                                  Progress report, Monitoring documents
second RFA projects for Beekeepers                    financed and started implementation
Prepare and start implementing of monitoring of       Monitoring scheme and monitoring
                                                                                                  Progress report, Monitoring documents
individual second RFA projects for Beekeepers         activities
Provide technical and financial assistance to the     Beekeeping input and honey shop
                                                                                                  Progress report, Monitoring documents
consulting and marketing centre in Akhaltsikhe        established and operating in Akhaltsikhe
Purchase of inventory and equipment SJBH              SJBH equipment purchased                    Procurement documentations
                                                      SJBH assisted in branding, certification,
                                                                                                  Progress and financial reports, monitoring
Organizing branding and marketing SJBH                honey produced by local farmers sold
                                                                                                  reports
                                                      under one brand
                                                      Honey-packing Line operating, working       Progress report, Monitoring documents, Bee-
Launch a Honey-packing Line
                                                      on locally produced honey                   keepers association reports
Supporting realization of beekeeping production       Link Honey packing line with bulk buyers    Agreements with bulk buyers


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Separation of the selected land parcel being
                                                         Part of shared land area officially handed   Legal documents from public registry,
purchased within the framework of the project and its
                                                         over to SJBH                                 Municipality of Akhaltsikhe
legal registration/handover to SJBH
                                                          Local beekeepers have possibility
Continuing the studying of export oriented product
                                                         diversify their production and develop       Findings of survey and analysis from study
manufacturing
                                                         their business
Obtaining information regarding Royal Jelly               Local beekeepers more aware about
international standards and search and analysis of the   standards and certification issues of        Outcome from survey and analysis
certification issues                                     Royal Jelly
Launching the shop in Samtskhe-Javakheti                 Shop of beekeepers is functioning and
                                                                                                      Progress report
Beekeepers' House                                        provides service to local beekeepers
Milk Sector
Separation of the selected land parcel being
purchased within the framework of the project and its    Part of shared land area officially handed
                                                                                                      Legal documents from public registry
legal registration/handover to Milk Processing           over to Milk Processing Enterprise
Enterprise
Preparation of tender documentation for the purpose       Tender documentation comprising
of identifying the investor partner in milk processing   application forms, guidelines, scoring       Tender documentation
complex                                                  system.
Tender announcement for identifying investment
                                                         Tender announced                             Announcements put in press and web-sites
partner
                                                                                                       Announcements put in press and web-sites,
Dissemination information about tender                   Tender widely promoted
                                                                                                      seminars and consultations conducted
                                                          Tender committee established with            CV-s of committee members, agreements with
Tender committee establishment
                                                         competent members                            them
                                                                                                       Progress report, Agreement with company,
Identifying the tender winner company                    Company won in tender identified
                                                                                                      tender bid
Developing and signing the contract with the tender       Agreement with tender winner company
                                                                                                      Agreement with company
winner company                                           developed and signed by parties
Supporting the cheese producing cooperatives -            Cooperative members produce more
                                                                                                      Book keeping of cooperatives, reports
'Balanta' and 'Sakire' to realize their product          cheese and increase their income
                                                         Farmers received veterinary services and
Provide veterinary services in project activity areas                                                 Association "Janmrteloba" progress report
                                                         consultations in project area
                                                          MCC collect milk from local farmers, who     Book keeping of cooperatives, reports from
Starting milk collection and transportation
                                                         get possibility to sell their production     cooperatives and cheese factory
Final arrangement of electricity supply in cheese        Electricity supply of cheese and honey
                                                                                                      Legal documents from energy company
factory.                                                 factories are provided

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Site visit of MCC cooperatives to other successfully   Milk collection cooperatives are more
                                                                                                   Progress reports
operating MCC-s to share experiance                    skilled and efficient in their activities
Various
Arranging seminars and demonstration days,             Organize cattle-breeding demonstration
                                                                                                   Progress report
Participation in Exhibitions                           day
Training and capacity building for Farmers             40 person training days conducted for       Progress report, Training modules, Sign-in
Unions/Cooperatives                                    farmers and farmer groups                   sheets
                                                       Increases awareness of local population
Publishing regular articles in the local newspaper     about project, Articles put in local        Newspapers where articles are put
                                                       newsletter 2 times
                                                       Book about food security published and
Publishing the food security brochure and its          distributed. Local farmers‟ and
                                                                                                   Brochure of food security, financial documents
distribution                                           entrepreneurs‟ awareness about product
                                                       quality control increased
                                                        Web site where information about project
Development of Web-site                                                                            Web site
                                                       is put, exists
                                                       Information for database gathered and
Development of Data-base                                                                           Database
                                                       processed




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