Association for Farmers Rights Defence (AFRD), established in 1999, is a non-profit, democratic organization dedicated to stimulating agricultural economic growth and policy reform in Georgia’s transitional economy. By the help of ACDI-VOCA, American National Farm Bureau and local farmers and farmer organizations was founded AFRD. AFRD mission to help Farmers to create market-oriented, economically viable farmer and agribusiness enterprises. AFRD demonstrated capability and experience to successfully plan implement, monitor development and agribusiness partnership programs in Rural Areas of Georgia, with close cooperation with local and International organizations.
AFRD’s advocacy policy for development farmers and farming movements comprises several components: Holding training courses and educational seminars in different regions of Georgia for Organic Farming, Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change, Renewable energy projects. Genes Bank for Plants Germplasm collection, giving juridical consultations to farmers, defending their rights, drafting legislation, Lobbying, Rise of public awareness and broaden support, Supporting Rural and Ecotourism in Rural Areas of Georgia. For sharing of high experience develops young farmers and students training and educational programs in EU and US, Support of SME, Rural and Urban Youth Employment.
The members of the AFRD are 450 small and big farmers about 7 agrifirm, agricultural enterprises, farmer’s associations. Large farmers, who rent about 100-200 Ha land in order to produce agricultural production. AFRD carries out its activities in different Districts and Regions of Georgia and helps to preserve of Biodiversity of Georgia.
Dr. Kakha NADIRADZE
President, The Association for Farmers Rights Defense (FRD)
Country Representative and National Coordinator (South Caucasus Countries),Coalition for Sustained Excellence in Food and Health
M:+995551 139 479; Global Cell: +37257 533 765
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