Livelihood Development in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti


UNDP Georgia farmer
Innovative Greenhouse in Senaki. 2014. Photo: Vladimer Valishvili/UNDP

With this joint programme UNDP and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) assist the displaced and host communities in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, a north-west region of Georgia. The programme is designed to:

  • Strengthen the national system of IDP protection;
  • Develop a transitional strategy from direct humanitarian assistance to sustainable human development;
  • Boost local development and address poverty.

What We Do

UNDP’s assistance focuses on promoting agriculture and supporting small farmers in the region. Target groups of the programme include displaced and local residents in Senaki, Martvili and Abasha municipalities. Overall, the programme provides assistance to up to 200 farming households.

Expected Results

  • Development of agriculture extension services;
  • Introduction of new farming technologies;
  • Assistance to small farmers in diversifying their products and reaching out for wider market.

Who finances it

UNHCR US$ 270,000
UNDP US$ 20,000


UNHCR US$ 198,752,35
Start date:
January 2013
End date:
January 2015
Geographic coverage:
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
Zugdidi Teaching University
Millennium Development Goal
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Joint Programme Document
  • Livelihood Development in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti English
Contact Information

Revaz Sakvarelidze, Project Manager

8/18 Shrosha Street Tbilisi 0179 Georgia

Contact person in UNDP

George Nanobashvili

Economic Development Team Leader