Innovation – Completed projects

Promote and encourage investment in innovative techniques that improve productivity and outcomes. RDFG supports innovation in capital investments, farming practices, community engagement methods and education techniques. RDFG also promotes innovative approaches to information management, public administration and crisis management.


Ongoing projects Completed projects
Food Security Enhancement / Economic Development for IDPs (Phase I)
Donor: The United Nations World Food Programme
Start/End date: 15 July, 2011 – 30 November, 2011
Location: Shida Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti
The goal was to reinforce/reestablish livelihoods and food security among eleven IDP settlements and host communities in four municipalities of Shida Kartli and Mtskheta – Mtianeti regions through trainings and consultations in various sectors of agriculture. Micro-projects including mushroom farms, solar-dryers, and vertical farming plots were established within the project. In addition, greenhouse equipped according to modern standards was arranged.

Economic Development for Georgia’s Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through Greenhouses
Donor: Heifer International in Georgia
Start/End date: 1 January, 2011 – 31 December, 2013
Location: Shida Kartli
The overall goal of the project was to improve livelihoods and economic conditions of IDPs and local residents in 2008 conflict effected area. Three greenhouses compiling modern standards were constructed in the targeted area serving at the same time as demonstration plots in modern greenhouse technologies within the association’s Farmers Field Schools (FFS). The FFS provided farmers with capacity building opportunities in modern agricultural technologies through trainings, agronomic services, demonstrations and practical exercises for project beneficiaries in three villages. The project also encompassed free distribution of high productivity, early harvest tomato seedlings to nine hundred beneficiaries.