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31.5.2018 EU-supported training seminar on

EU-supported training seminar on agritourism development in rural Georgia

 

Source: euneighbours.eu, 2018-05-14

Over 20 representatives from Georgian micro businesses participated in a training seminar on agritourism development organised in April through the EU4Business initiative.

The participants learned how to use opportunities created by increasing the flow of visitors to the country, particularly to Mukhrani district in eastern Georgia. Along with its exceptional wine and food, Mukhrani is home to the history of the Georgian Royal Family and the remains of an ancient Roman city the largest one in the country.

According to EU4Business, the main challenges facing potential beneficiaries wishing to work in tourism are lack of experience in the tourism sector, linked to a lack of information.

The training programme was designed to support the countrys agritourism sector, with Mukhrani selected as a pilot area for the project.


31.5.2018 Georgia

Georgias Rural Priorities Discussed in Tetritskaro

 

Source: undp.org, 2018-05-17

Representatives of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Ministry of Culture and Sport and Georgian National Tourism Administration informed members of the newly-established Tetritskaro Local Action Group (LAG) about the countrys progress in introducing and implementing the new concept of rural development.

The Tetritskaro LAG has been established with the support of EU in the framework of the Rural Development Project implemented by the Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG) within the ENPARD programme. It is one of the eight LAGs created with EU support in several municipalities in Georgia.

The main topics of the meeting referred to the state programmes and initiatives designed to promote rural development through the diversification of local economies, improvement of social and public services, increase of employment and the sustainable use of natural resources.

Read more at:
http://www.ge.undp.org/content/georgia/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2018/georgia-rural-priorities-discussed-in-tetritskaro.html


31.5.2018 Georgia

Georgias rural priorities discussed at EU-supported event

 

Source: euneighbours.eu, 2018-05-18

Representatives of Georgias government met in the town of Tetritskaro on 17 May to discuss the countrys rural development priorities and its progress in introducing and implementing the new concept of rural development.

The main topics of the meeting referred to the state programmes and initiatives designed to promote rural development through the diversification of local economies, improvement of social and public services, increasing of employment and sustainable use of natural resources.

At the meeting, participants discussed economic, environmental and social challenges referenced in the National Rural Development Strategy 2017-2020 and their relevance to the context of Tetritskaro municipality. Particular attention was paid to support required for the promotion of sustainable rural tourism and the role that local communities need to play to support local development.

The implementation of the National Rural Development Strategy and Action Plan is supported through the EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD).

Aiming to reduce rural poverty in Georgia, ENPARD has been implemented since 2013, with a total budget of 179.5 million. Its first phase focused on developing the national agriculture potential, while the second and third phases focus on creating economic opportunities for the rural population that go beyond agricultural activities.


31.5.2018 Wind farm in Gori successfully g

Wind farm in Gori successfully generates renewable energy in Georgia

 

Source: euneighbours.eu, 2018-05-28

In Gori, around 90 km from Tbilisi, six wind turbines have been steadily generating power for the past two years. Qartli Wind Farm is the first wind farm built in Georgia and the first commercial wind power plant built in the South Caucasus. It was made possible with the support of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, the European Union, and other international donors, via the Green for Growth Fund.

Interest in the project has been huge, particularly in terms of whether it would meet its expectations and targets. So far, Qartli Wind Farm has not disappointed. Last year, the wind farm generated around 88 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of power and actually exceeded its forecast by 3.8 million kWh. Based on the annual energy requirements of an average family, the extra power it generated helped cover the energy needs of between 20,000 and 25,000 families.

The share of renewables in Georgias electricity mix is among the highest in the world with almost 80% of electricity generated from green sources in 2015. And it is clear that Georgia has made significant progress in harnessing renewable energy from wind. Scaling up should lead to increased production of clean energy in the winter months, when hydropower production is low and most electricity comes from imported gas.

The project itself was implemented by Qartli Wind Farm Ltd. As part of an agreement with the State, the company is required to sell all power generated over a 10-year period to the State.

Read more at:
https://www.euneighbours.eu/en/east/eu-in-action/stories/wind-farm-gori-successfully-generates-renewable-energy-georgia

     

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