Inclusive Rural Development and Sustainable Agriculture



Projektträger: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Land: Georgia Fördersumme: € 4.000.000,00 Beginn: 01.11.2023 Ende: 31.10.2027

Kurzbeschreibung:

Projektziel


The project aims to help reduce disparities between urban and rural areas, increase the income of the rural population, including women, youth and vulnerable groups, and improve the participation of all actors in local development. It contributes to increasing the competitiveness of the agricultural sector, increasing food production and reducing rural poverty with a focus on reducing inequality. Supporting a gender-responsive, inclusive, and participatory approach to rural development in selected communities is also a project objective.


Erwartete Ergebnisse


The project's outcomes are aligned with the thematic focus area of sustainable rural development and the enhancement of livelihood opportunities, as stipulated within the Framework Strategy of the Austrian Development Cooperation concerning the EU Eastern Partner Countries. The successful realization of these objectives is expected to catalyze significant positive change in the Georgian agricultural landscape, with far-reaching implications for rural development and economic growth.

The main outputs of the project are:

• Output 1. Gender-responsive, inclusive and participatory rural development approach supported in selected municipalities.

• Output 2. Policy advice provided to the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture (MEPA) and municipal governments on gender-responsive and socially inclusive rural development and specifically on youth inclusion.

• Output 3. Capacities of farmers, producers’ groups, youth, women as well as ex-tension service providers related to sustainable food systems are increased.

• Output 4. Awareness of population on cross-cutting issues in rural development is increased at national level.


Zielgruppe


The project will be implemented by FAO. The main partner of the project is MEPA to introduce institutional adjustments and innovations supported by the project. One of its local partners will be Georgian Farmers’ Association (GFA), which will support in implementation of selected activities identified by FAO during the Inception Phase of the project. GFA is one of the largest and experienced agricultural associations in Georgia. Engagement of GFA in the project implementation will ensure availability of local expertise required for those activities. In addition, participation in the project implementation will further strengthen the capacities of the partner on the ground.

The main beneficiaries are the inhabitants of the selected communities, including rural households, agricultural producers, youth, women, and local authorities, as well as MEPA and its extension services. The project is expected to reach a total of 13,100 direct beneficiaries and 41,300 indirect beneficiaries.


Maßnahmen


- Development of local initiative groups in two communities, which then participate in the design of development plans ("Community Development Action Plans" or "Municipal Rural Development Strategy") and draft investment plans for them.

- Establishment of so-called "Farmer Field Schools", in which the beneficiaries can increase and exchange their knowledge about cultivation methods, value chains, financing, etc.

- Organize "National Agricultural Olympics" to inform and sensitize the population on the topic of sustainable agriculture.


Hintergrundinformation


FAO, as a specialized agency of the United Nations, is a leader in strategic support for agriculture and rural development and supports private sector investment in agriculture, globally and particularly in the South Caucasus region.


FAO's priorities in Georgia are set out in the Country Programming Framework 2021-2025 between FAO and the Government of Georgia.

Projektnummer 8361-00/2023
Mittelherkunft OEZA
Sektor Landwirtschaft
Tied
Modalität Project-type interventions
Marker Umwelt: 1, Klimawandel Anpassung: 1, Geschlecht: 1, Demokratie: 1, Armut: 1
  • Marker: kennzeichnet und bewertet die entwicklungspolitische Zielsetzung eines Projektes auf Gendergleichstellung, Reproduktive Gesundheit, Umweltschutz, Demokratieförderung, Armutsorientierung, Entwicklung des Handels sowie auf die Erfüllung der Klima- Biodiversitäts- und Wüstenkonventionen.
    • 1= das entwicklungspolitische Ziel ist in das Projekt integriert
    • 2= das entwicklungspolitsche Ziel ist der spezifische Inhalt des Projekts
  • Mittelherkunft: Die ADA setzt in Projekten und Programmen Mittel der Österreichischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (OEZA) sowie anderer Finanzierungsquellen um.
    • AKF - Auslandskatastrophenfonds der Österreichischen Bundesregierung
    • BMLFUW - Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
    • EU - Mittel der Europäischen Kommission
    • Andere Geber - Diverse Finanzquellen, die dem jährlichen Geschäftsbericht der ADA im Detail zu entnehmen sind.
  • Modalität: definiert die Art der Hilfe (z.B: Sektorbudgethilfe, Kernbeiträge an multilaterale Institutionen, Projekthilfe, Technische Assistenz (personelle Hilfe), Bildungsarbeit im Inland, etc.)
  • Sektor: bezeichnet den wirtschaftlichen oder sozialen Sektor des Partnerlandes, welcher mit dem Projekt/Programm unterstützt wird.
  • Tied/Untied: Ungebundene (untied) Hilfe ermöglicht dem Projektpartner im Entwicklungsland - unter Befolgung der lokalen Beschaffungsregeln - freie Entscheidung über die Herkunftsländer im Zuge der Beschaffung von Dienstleistungen und Waren. Gebundene (tied) Hilfe verknüpft die Hilfsleistung auf die Beschaffung aus dem Geberland oder aus einem eingeschränkten Kreis von Ländern.