The Mikeladze blueberry plot is one of the first attempts in Ajara to set up an agricultural cooperative. With assistance from EU and UNDP, local farmers are trying the idea weighing the risks and benefits.
The Batumi Business Incubator is a part of UNDP’s ongoing effort to boost economic development in the region and assist small and medium businesses throughout the most vulnerable cycle of their development.
“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.