Georgian Farmers’ Association has attained an important international success – World Farmers’ Organization listed Georgian Farmers’ Association as its affiliated member. Throughout the membership process, thorough assessment of GFA’s organizational capacity, development stages, years-long track records of successful collaboration with donor organizations, and achieved results at both local and international levels has been carried out.
Affiliated member status will enable Georgian Farmers’ Association to see itself involved in planning and implementing WFO’s goals, thus making its own portion of contribution to the sustainable development of local and global farming activities. In the meantime, affiliated member status provides more opportunities for GFA to increase its efforts and broaden project portfolio aimed at developing Georgia’s agriculture sector.
“We are delighted to have been granted WFO’s affiliated member status. This is a sizable achievement for Georgian Farmers’ Association and underscores the effectiveness of our work. A newly acquired status will help us engage in many different activities, be a part of international discussion, actively work in the format of different committees overseen by WFO, share our own knowledge and experience with others or vice versa, and build strong ties with farmers’ organizations from different member states to ensure efficiency of our farmers.” – Nino Zambakhidze, GFA’s Chairwoman.
World Farmers Organization (WFO) headquartered in Rome, Italy was established in 2011. WFO conducts its activities distributed within eight committees and working groups relating to the following directions: food security, climate change, innovations, participation of women and youth in agripreneurship, cooperatives, value chains, livestock etc. WFO is actively involved in achieving the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals and intensively cooperates with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).