CENN, with the support of the the British Embassy, successfully advances a legal process of food donations at the parliamentary committee of Georgia!
On 16th April, CENN, with the support of the British embassy successfully concluded a project that aimed to reduce food waste in the country.
The project team mobilised business sector and charity organisations and initiated a process of dialogue with the government. The project created a Food Donations Working Group platform, which consolidates the voices of the key players, serves as a knowledge exchange platform and assists in evidence based policy advocacy.
As a result, tax policy recommendations were developed in order to eliminate legal barriers hampering food donations to charitable organisations.
The recommendations were submitted to the parliamentary committee for review and to support the start of the process.
On 16th April, the recommendations were presented to the head of the agrarian committee and the first deputy head of the environmental protection committee. The Chairman of the Agrarian Committee, Nino Tsilosani, thanked the working group for the initiation of the process and noted that the position paper with policy recommendations have officially been accepted by the committee.
The committee will discuss and review the policy recommendations and will continue the process within the parliament.