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
Innovation and Us
Donor: European Union, Save the Children, Children and Youth Development Fund
Start/End date: 3 January, 2019 – 31 October, 2019
Location: Shida Kartli
The project aims to support internally displaced young people to develop entrepreneurial and employability skills through innovative approaches and non-formal education. The project aims to train young people in three the most in demand directions in labor market: Web-design, marketing and English language and help them develop necessary employability skills. In the framework of the project young participants will establish a social enterprise that will serve as an e-commerce platform where other social enterprises will sell their products.
Tatia Bzhalava – Project Manager
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.