AGREEN Alliance Coordinator for georgia
BIOLOGICAL FARMING ASSOCIATION (ELKANA) georgia
Elkana aims at improving the social-economic state of the population of Georgia and protecting the environment through the development of sustainable organic farms and increasing self-reliance of the local communities.
Elkana has the main office in Tbilisi and operates two demonstration / conservation farms and permaculture in villages Tsnisi, Samtskhe-Javakheti (operational since 2004) and Zemo Khodasheni, Kakheti (operational since 1995).
- Website: www.elkana.org.ge
- Address: Gazapkhuli str. 61, 0186 Tbilisi, Georgia
- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
AGREEN Alliance Members
Farmers’ Association Dika
Farmers’ Association Dika was created by female farmers of Samtskhe-Javakheti region. Majority of farmers have small land and they struggle to generate sufficient income to sustain families. Therefore, the association promotes high value crops, mostly focusing on Georgian ancient wheat that is very well suited for the local climate and has higher nutrition value. Due to these factors the demand on local market is growing that will enable local farmers to generate more income. The Association collaborates with local farmers and links them to local consumers, promoting shorter value chains.
Area/s of activities, experience, expertise and achievements:
• Promotion of Georgian ancient wheat among local, small-scale producers;
• Cooperation with consumers to establish shorter value chains;
• Mitigation of effects of climate change on agriculture.