On May 5, 2019, Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG) beneficiaries participated in the Europe Day 2019 held in Rike Park. The rural development projects – the cheese factory “Tsintskaro +”, the wine brand “Alexander Distillery” and “Adventure-Rope Park” in the Algeti National Park, implemented under the scope of the EU ENPARD programme, had an opportunity to present their products/service at the Rural Development Initiatives’ fair. The event was organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia.
Within the Rural Development Initiatives’ fair, the guests had an opportunity to taste different varieties of cheese made at the cheese factory “Tsinstkaro +”. They have also tasted the wine and whiskey produced by the “Alexander Distillery”. Furthermore, one of the RDFG’s beneficiaries has also presented the photo exhibition of the “Adventure-Rope Park” located in the Algeti National Park. All the projects mentioned above are being implemented under the scope of the EU ENPARD programme.
Before getting funded, the cheese factory “Tsintskaro +” had been producing only cheese but now it is going to produce “matsoni”, “do” and other Georgian dairy products. It is worth mentioning that all products in the factory are made of natural milk and have the relevant mark – “Georgian Milk”.
“Alexander Distillery” unites production of different varieties of wine, Sharbat (subcontinental drink prepared from fruits or flower petals) and Chacha (a strong spirit similar to vodka or brandy). Aleksander Kvernadze, the project beneficiary, has decided to use qvevri for making whisky. There are lots of varieties of whisky but qvevri-made whisky is something unique.
“Adventure-Rope Park” is another rural development project implemented in the Algeti National Park. The rope course consists of different kinds and levels of challenges, including bridges and walkways. “Adventure-Rope Park” will be opened soon and will be a good attraction for youth.
Within the EU ENPARD programme, over 35 rural development projects in the Tetritskaro municipality, including the sectors of agriculture, infrastructure, tourism, education, social and municipal services have been supported by the EU and implemented by RDFG with a help of LAG. These projects facilitate creation of 180 permanent and 35 temporary jobs in Tetritskaro.
The EU-funded project “Rural Development for Sustainable Growth in the Tetritskaro Municipality” is implemented by EU partner organisation, RDFG. The project aims to improve the quality of life in the Tetritskaro municipality through the introduction of innovative social-economic models and engagement of local private and public sectors in the decision making. RDFG is partnering with the Agro-Technology Association and the Lithuanian Local Action Groups Network to carry out the action.