Project Details

Status:
Closed
Duration:
01-06-2004 / 31-03-2010
Total Budget:
USD 982,408
Specific area:
  • Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
  • Frameworks and strategies for sustainable development
Georgraphic Focus:
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti
Donors:
  • Avalon Foundation (The Netherlands)
  • EPER/HEKS (Switzerland)
  • Global Environmental Facility (GEF)
  • Misereor (Germany)
  • Oxfam Novib (The Netherlands)
  • Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)
Partners:
  • Elkana, Biological Farming Association
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Contact person in UNDP:
Nestan Khuntsaria
Programme Associate
nestan.khuntsaria@undp.org

Recovery, Conservation and Sustainable Use of Georgia’s Agro Biodiversity


Description

The project promotes the conservation and sustainable use of the threatened local plant genetic resources that are important for food production and agriculture.

In the Samtskhe-Javakheti region - historically the main granary of Georgia, the project promotes on-farm conservation of local agricultural biodiversity.

In addition, it supports the development and implementation of a strategy to replicate best practices in the conservation and use of local agricultural biodiversity to the other regions of Georgia.

The project focuses on five major activities:

  1. Establishment of sources of primary seed and planting material for the threatened crops and fruit varieties.
  2. Supporting the local farmers’ associations.
  3. Assistance to farmers in accessing the markets of organic products.
  4. Dissemination of information on local agricultural biodiversity among the farmers, authorities, research stations, donors and other stakeholders.
  5. Replication of the best practices to the other region(s) of Georgia.



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