In July 16-18, the GRDD / GIPA office held a discussion on business plans of veterans' regional associations in Tbilisi. GRDD of GIPA hosted the chair persons of 7 Veterinarians' Regional Associations. The three-day workshop was conducted by the trainers and experts of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs. Elaboration of business plans aims to increase independent financial revenues of associations and sustainability. The meeting was also attended by Associate Professor - Ms. Debby Reynolds and USDA Representatives in Georgia - Mr. Demna Dzirkvadze and Gocha Shainidze.