HEGO – Herbs for Growth is a 30-month project funded by the European Union. HEGO will unite four countries (Greece, Moldova, Georgia, and Armenia). The project is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Public Works, Development and Administration of Romania. Leading partner organization is the Development Association of Halkidiki. In Georgia, Georgian Farmers’ Association is one of the partners of the project.
The primary goal of the project is to inform and raise awareness of the farmers regarding the reduced collection of herbs from the wild, and to promote agriculturally diversified new cultivations. In addition, the project aims to establish international trade links operating for herb products.
This project will address frequent challenges of the field such as: unsustainable utilization, undiversified products, and unspecialized knowledge. Trainings and activities implemented throughout the project will help Georgian farmers to deepen their knowledge and improve access to capital investment and agricultural enterprises.