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One more guest at Employment Shuttle

Tamar Klibadze, Human Resources Manager of Betsson Group, was the latest corporate volunteer to speak with participants of the Employment Shuttle project.  Throughout her presentation, Tamar spoke about employment searching techniques, employer expectations, job interview skills, and networking.  The Employment Shuttle participants learned about employment criteria and priorities, and received useful advice. “These sessions are

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Community project competition has successfully finished in Kvemo Kartli

Students from Dmanisi, Tsintkaro, Koda, Sagarejo and Shaumiani schools participated in a micro-grant community project competition carried out through the EDKK project. The competition aimed to solve community problems with the help and involvement of young people. The participants wrote project proposals, that were reviewed by an RDFG jury and finally two winners were selected

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Seed Fair wrap up

RDFG has successfully concluded its second annual Seed Fair through the EDKK project.  Through March and April, RDFG staff and experts set up Seed Fairs in Koda, Shaumiani, Tsintskaro, Dmanisi, Bolnisi and Sagarejo, and distributed planting materials and advice to over 500 beneficiaries.  RDFG agro-consultants informed the attendees about modern agro technologies, fruit plants and

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The European model of rural development will be introduced in Tetritskaro

Rural development has an important role to play in the sustainable development of Georgia. Revitalizing rural economies and boosting country’s potential in agriculture is vital for increasing the welfare of the Georgian population and stimulating the country’s economy. The European Union is supporting rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. The support is grounded

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Seed Fair in Koda and Shaumiani

Farmers of Koda and Shaumiani IDP settlements attended Seed fair held through the EDKK project.  RDFG agro-consultants informed the attendees about modern agro technologies, fruit plants and new breeds. The certified seed supplier companies, like Agronet, Agroinvest, Passiflora, Syngenta, Agrokartli  and Davit Kakashvili nursing garden were invited to participate in the Seed Fair. They introduced

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Agro Expert Teaches Shaumiani Young Farmers Center

Agro Expert Laly Goginava joined RDFG for a meeting of the Young Farmers Center (YFC) in the village Shaumiani to teach innovative farming techniques for berries and fruit trees.  Several dozens of high school students attended the meeting and participated in the training exercises. “This was a wonderful chance for Shaumiani students to learn from

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RDFG Honors Mother’s Day- Meet Elene Shoshitashvili

This Mother’s Day, RDFG salutes our country’s mothers – their kindness, resilience, ingenuity, and dedication to creating a better future for all Georgian children. Elene Shoshitashvili and her husband, Zurab Tshoniashvili, live in Shaumiani, having fled their home in Ksuisi village, near Tskhinvali, in 2008.  Soon after they arrived in the IDP settlement in Shaumiani

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A New Project for RDFG

After a competitive selection process, the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD II) in Georgia chose RDFG to implement a four-year €2.4 million project to aid the Tetritskaro community.  This long-term project, “Rural Development for Sustainable Growth of Tetritskaro Municipality,” will improve the quality of life in Tetritskaro using innovative social-economic models.

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Another LDSK Success Story

Married and happy in Eredvi, Ia and Badri had a comfortable home for their five children, and a large tomato harvest on five hectares of land.  Living only three kilometers from the bazaar they easily sold their tomatoes.  That all changed with the war in 2008. Now settled in Teliani, having welcomed their youngest son

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Cultivating a Better Future

Archil lives in a small settlement home in Shavshavebi with his wife and five children who range from six to 15 years-old.  Back in his home village of Kheiti, Archil was a successful farmer, with land to grow vegetables, fruit and potatoes as well as raise pigs.  Now they have a small house and small

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