On August 14-23, 2017, CENN, together with local partner organization in Adjara region – Institute of Democracy, conducted information meetings in Keda municipality within the frame of the project Optimising the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development of Keda Municipality.
The meetings were conducted with Local Authority and Culture House representatives, active women, Mtirala National Park Administration and AMAGs’ members.
The aim of the information meetings was to introduce the project – Optimising the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development of Keda Municipality and LEADER approach – a European model for rural development. During the meetings the application forms for membership of Keda Local Action Group (LAG) have been disseminated.
The project Optimising the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development of Keda Municipality is financially supported by the European Union and is being implemented by Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR).
The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 102 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second phase of ENPARD focuses on creating economic opportunities for rural population that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge