● Czech Development Agency

● Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

● Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences

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Support of effective cooperatives management in Imereti region, Georgia

Target Country:

Republic of Georgia

Project Coordinator:

People in Need

CULS project Coordinator:

Jiri Hejkrlik

Project Team:

Helena Kotkova, Jana Mazancova, Alena Neradova, Zbynek Polesny


Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic


5 500 000 CZK

Duration of the project:

2013- 2015


Aim of the Project:

The project addresses actual needs of agricultural development in rural areas of Georgia. Farmers are often reluctant to work together using traditional techniques and keeping stereotypes for generations. Poor management of production and marketing with local commodities often results into low profits and weak market competitiveness. Despite several surveys indicate that cooperation is crucial for the survival of agriculture as an economic sector. The main objective of the project is to improve the economic situation in rural areas of Imereti region through sustainable management of cooperatives, agricultural enterprises and professional associations focused on cooperation of small farmers.

Outputs of the Project:

• To improve agricultural production and its volume through the enhancement of capacities and knowledge of farmers in management, field cooperation and new technologies
• To ensure sustainable running of supported agricultural cooperatives bring together farmers and entrepreneurs of Imereti region and their further development
• To improve the entrepreneur environment for farmers by disseminating information related to the corresponding agricultural sector focused on new agricultural legislation and farmers' involvement in planning the development of agricultural infrastructure



Jiří Hejkrlík




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