The Country of RegionsSwitzerland and Austria, together with the United Nations Development Programme, are helping Georgia to find its own model of regional and local development where democratic transformation is smooth and economic growth beneficial for all.
Connecting Lives with Agriculture “Blueberry farming was new in our village. People were doubtful when we started. But now, as they see our field blooming, they feel much keener to follow our example,” “says Tengiz Mikeladze from Ajara.
Farmer of TomorrowTengiz is a type of a farmer who was born into farming; who listens to his seedlings, and tirelessly removes the weeds for better harvest. Every new leaf makes his heart swell.
Sheep, Grass and WaterThe EU-funded project "Clima East: Sustainable Management of Pastures in Georgia" promotes effective pasture management in the Vashlovani Protected Areas and makes the lives of Tush shepherds more stable and secure.
After the FloodNatela Benidze from the rural village of Chalistavi was one of those people hit hardest by flooding and landslides in Georgia.
A Year after the WarGocha Petriashvili was an agronomist in Nuli, a small village close to Tskhinvali. Now he lives in the Akhalsopeli settlement far away from home and plans to grow wheat.
From Small BeginningsDali Chilachava fled from her home village in Abkhazia in 1993 when the first conflict broke up. Now she lives in Samegrelo, a region of Georgia that shelters more than 80,000 displaced.
Mobile Technology for Safe CommunitiesThe Georgian word elva means "lightning" or "express message", which is the name of the information sharing platform developed for the communities across conflict divides.