Mission

Mission

Our mission is to strengthen the agricultural sector in Georgia and   improve quality of life of Georgian farmers through bringing the farmers together and promoting their visibility.

 

Vision

Our vision is to increase agricultural productivity in Georgia, strengthen the competitiveness of farmers and ensure that their contribution to the economic development of Georgia is recognized.

 

History

The Georgian Farmers’ Association (GFA) was founded in 2012 and is a non-commercial, non-for-profit legal entity. Currently, the organization unites about 4,000 farmers across Georgia. The Association acts as a facilitator between the government and farmers. GFA actions and initiatives are implemented in line with its mandate adopted by its members.

GFA works effectively with government agencies, contributed to the preparation of the Agricultural Development Strategy and participates in policy-making processes. The Association is a member of various governmental and non-governmental boards, such as the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and the Georgian Alliance for Agriculture and Rural Development (GAARD).

 

In 2013, the GFA became a partner of COPA-COGECA, an agricultural union of European farmers and cooperatives.

 

Main directions of GFA are –Advocacy, capacity building and networking
Advocacy:
► Identification of problems and addressing relevant bodies
►Recommendations and communication
► Protecting Farmers` interests

Capacity Building:
►Vocational Education
► Consultations
► Strengthening Farmers by involving them in various activities
►Work meetings and trainings
►Research

Networking:
►Collecting/spreading information
►Connecting interested bodies
►Market access