Vocational Education and Training in Agriculture

Establishing a high quality system of vocational education and training (VET) in agriculture and the extension services for farmers

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With funds from the Government of Switzerland, UNDP is assisting Georgia to establish a modern system of vocational education and training in agriculture and introduce and an extension system for farmers. The project is being implemented in close partnership with the Georgian government - Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture and Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport as well as in collaboration with the educational institutions and the private sector.


  • Promote training and professional development of vocational teachers, extension officers and agricultural specialists.
  • Upgrade educational standards and curricula of the VET colleges.
  • Elaborate and implement the modular programmes in agriculture.
  • Provide farmers with the high quality training and extension services.
  • Improve access to resources, infrastructure and best practices for the regional and local agriculture entities.
  • Boost coordination and enhance policy planning at the national level.
  • Promote the new training methods in agriculture, such as work-based learning. Facilitate cooperation between the public and private sectors.
  • Develop institutional partnership between the Georgian and Euroepan VET colleges. Facilitate students/teachers exchange programmes, knowledge-sharing and collaboration.

Results so far

  • Development, piloting and introduction of the new educational standards and programmes, including up to 100 new training modules.
  • Training of up to 2000 farmers offered by 8 vocational colleges. 
  • Extension/advisory support for more than 10,000 farmers in 16 public agricultural information and consultation centers.
  • Public/private cooperation and partnership in the field of work-based learning. 

Contact information

Project address

7 Mtskheta Street
Tbilisi 0179 Georgia
+995 32 2250106

Contact persons

Konstantine Kobakhidze
Project Manager

Tea Gulua
Knowledge Management and Innovations Specialist

Tamar Sanikidze
Agriculture and Farming Specialist 

George Nanobashvili
UNDP Economic Development Team Leader



Project start date:

September 2018

Estimated end date:

August 2022

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Georgia

    Implementing partner:

    Mim.of Education and Science

    Full project information  

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Swiss Agency For Development And Cooperation - Sdc
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $2,037,767

    2020 $1,679,683

    2019 $1,311,352

    2018 $185,266

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