Success Stories

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="grid" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]On April 12, 2017, the villages of Ratevani and Disveli in the Bolnisi municipality saw the official opening ceremonies of two cheese processing enterprises: Disveli” Cooperative and I.E. Badri Gogoladze, organized by the Rural...

One of the primary goals of the Rural Economic Development Programme (RED) for the two Southern Regions of Georgia, is to provide managerial and technical advice to develop and improve the potato value chain and therefore increase the competitiveness and profitability of the potato business in these regions. By enhancing the quality of the product, the efficiency and effectiveness of the production, sales and marketing, and the access to capital for further investment, the growers can see greater prospects for profits.

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Locally based sorting, grading and packaging of potatoes moves the market to the farmer, cutting costs by providing farmers with the urban market in the country where the potatoes are grown.  Linking the city to the country reduces marketing costs and risks for the farmer and the urban buyers, improving the efficiency of moving higher quality potatoes to the consumer.

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A small dairy farm of 24 cows in DidiLilo, Gardabani district, which has agreed through a joint financing agreement to be a model dairy plant, is being used to show up to an estimated 150 other small dairy businesses in the Gardabani and Marneuli districts of the KvemoKartli region, the benefits of investing in modern farm management and new technology.

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In the agricultural season of 2014 an unprecedented volume of imported high quality, Elite seed has been made available to potato growers in Samtskhe Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli regions by Rural Advisory Service LLC (RAS), through technical and financial support from the Rural Economic Development Programme (RED) funded by Danish and Swiss governments.

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Georgia is a mountainous country with favorable climate conditions for raising Dairy and other livestock in nearly all areas.  These favorable climatic conditions has given rise to village-specific dairy value chain system that produces a short list of traditional, soft cheese varieties that are seasonally marketed through a producer-specifc chain reaching consumers locally, regionally and nationally.  Cheese quality is widely variable from factory-to-factory and production within these village value chains is also tied to the local climate conditions that favor summer milk production, causing market price drops during the periods of high production. To increase quality requires higher quality of fodder.  To increase price is to produce milk (and cheese) in the winter months.  The main challenge to achieve this is to introduce an economical supply of winter feedstock/fodder.