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.
ENPARD II uses a LEADER approach to economic development. Fundamentally, it is the energy and resources of the local people that contribute to the rural development process by forming partnerships at a sub-regional level between the public, private and civil sectors. The LEADER approach is associated with local empowerment through local strategy development and resource allocation. The main tool for the application of the LEADER approach to area development and involving local representatives in decision-making is the Local Action Group (LAG).
For more information about ENPARD, visit www.enpard.ge.
ENPARD in Tetritskaro is implemented by RDFG with the financial support of the European Union, under the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development in Georgia – ENPARD II. The project partners are Agro-Technology Association (ATA), Lithuanian Local Action Groups Network and the Ministry of Agriculture of Lithuania.