Pasture lease applications in the eighth stage will be accepted from February 22 until March 31, 2023
Within the framework of the State Program on "Access to state-owned pastures", the data on agricultural land plots categorized as pastures, earmarked for leasing during the eighth stage, has been selected and is now publicly available.
Pasture lease applications will be accepted beginning from February 22 until March 31, 2023.
The data is available on 88 pastures plots of Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Kvemo Kartli, Imereti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and Guria regions. The data on pasture plots are as follows: Dedoplistskaro - 13, Sighnaghi - 1, Lagodekhi - 5, Akhaltsikhe - 2, Ninotsminda - 1, Borjomi - 24, Dmanisi - 19, Marneuli - 6, Khobi - 4, Tsalenjikha - 1, Vani - 6, Chiatura - 2, Zestafoni - 1, Lanchkhuti - 3.
Starting from March 28, 2022, the agency has selected and published data on leased pastures in seven stages. In total, interest was expressed in 212 codes, and related data was sent to the National Property Agency. 119 land plots with a total area of 12,650 ha were subject to direct transfer. Additionally, 93 land plots with a total area of 14,495 ha will be transferred through auction. The National Property Agency has conducted auctions for 86 land plots with a total area of 133,271 ha. The lease agreement was signed for 47 plots (6,318 ha). The process of signing the agreements continues.
Detailed pasture information is available on the websites of the National Agency for Sustainable Land Management and Land Use Monitoring (the Land Agency) and the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) (www.land.gov.ge; www.mepa.gov.ge) as well as on the Land Agency's official Facebook page.
On October 6, 2021, the Government of Georgia approved the state program on "access to state-owned pastures". The program allows livestock owners to secure and use preferred pastures through an auction within the framework of a three-year lease agreement. The program aims to promote rational pasture use, protect pastures from degradation, and simultaneously facilitate the development of the livestock sector by establishing legitimate private responsibility for pastures.