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16-17 June, 2020, Keda Municipality – Within the EU supported ENPARD projects ‘Keda LEADER’ and ‘Embrace Tsalka’, a study tour was arranged for Tsalka Local Action Group (LAG) members. Within the study tour the LAG members got acquainted with the experience and knowledge of the Keda LAG.

The aim of the study visit was to share experience based on a successful example of Keda LAG. Keda LAG members gave detailed information about their experience on the working processes, selected projects and sustainability of LAG.

 

Keda LAG has successfully been leading the EU ENPARD project ‘Keda LEADER’ for over three years, within which over 70 beneficiaries have been financed and projects successfully implemented. Sharing the knowledge of successful experienced community members is essential for the future work and success of Tsalka LAG.

 

Within the study visit, Tsalka LAG members visited over 10 projects of various sectors financed by the ENPARD programme, among which were: family wineries, guesthouses, greenhouses, trout farms, and vineyards.

 

The members of the Tsalka LAG had an opportunity to get to know the financed projects in details and speak to the beneficiaries directly. As a concluding activity within the study tour, the members of both Keda and Tsalka LAG discussed opportunities of implementing activities together and agreed on future cooperation.

 

The EU-supported ENPARD projects “Embrace Tsalka” and “Keda Leader are implemented by CENN in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD), Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR), the Georgian Farmers’ Association (GFA) and Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS). The projects aim at diversifying local economic activities, improving the investment climate, and empowering competitive agricultural and environmental practices via bottom-up strategic planning of rural development.


The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 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 and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural populations that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at:
www.enpard.ge.

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26.06.2020

 

Starting on 1st April 2020, within the frameworks of the EU-supported ENPARD project Keda Leader, a week-long online training on marketing and PR will be held for project beneficiaries in the Keda Municipality of Adjara.

 

 

During the training participants will learn all the key components of effective marketing including branding, advertising, product creation, beneficial web-sites and their management, how to establish a loyal customer-base, and how to develop a marketing and PR plan, among others.

 

Due to the current circumstances resulting from Covid-19, the training will be held online and will be divided across a one week period, with 2 hour seminars per day. The participants will be given both theoretical and practical training.

 

The group of participants will be comprised of entrepreneurs from the Keda municipality that are funded through the overall project. The aim of the training is to improve the beneficiaries’ marketing and PR skills in order to support their businesses.

 

 

The EU-supported ENPARD project is implemented by CENN in partnership with the Centre for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR). The project aims to diversify local economic activities, improve the investment climate, and empower competitive agricultural and environmental practices in the Keda Municipality via bottom-up strategic planning in rural development.

 

The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia is focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural populations that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge.

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31.03.2020

CENN, together with the Institute of Democracy (IOD) and Keda LAG, is announcing the 4th grants competition under the EU-supported ENPARD project, ‘Keda LEADER’.

The grant competition starts on March 30 and will end on April 30 at 17:00.

The objective of the grants competition is to improve the well-being and livelihoods of local Keda communities, enhance economic opportunities in rural areas and implement innovative projects in line with the program, ‘Keda Leader’as well as local development strategy priorities.

The priority areas of the grants competition include:

  • Agriculture, primary production, as well as processing local products and regional value chain development;
  • Promoting tourism development (arrangements for family-run hotels and wine-cellars will only be financed in special cases);
  • Non-agriculture activities;
  • Education, culture, and sports;
  • Environmental protection and sustainable resource management;
  • Social and non-commercial activities.

Both commercial and social projects and initiatives will be supported within the competition.

Participation is open to both individuals and legal entities registered in Georgia, who implement or plan to implement their activities in Keda Municipality.

Those intending to participate in the competition are asked to examine the strategic directions identified by the Local Development Strategy of Keda and the Grants Manual. Interested candidates must complete the Application Forms and submit it to the following email address grant@kedalag.ge

All documents to complete the application are available in the Georgian language on the following link: https://bit.ly/2Us6if9

For additional questions, please contact us:

+995 599 189 269

+995 577 104 833

+995 514 401 001

Please note, the grants competition consists of the following stages:

Stage I – Applications

Stage II – Interview and monitoring

Stage III – Approval of Grant

Applicants may submit only one application for the grant competition.

Due to the situation caused by the COVID-19 the applications can only be submitted electronically.

Applications can only be submitted in Georgian. The foreign language documentation attached to the application must be accompanied by a notarized Georgian translation.

The EU-supported ENPARD project is implemented by CENN in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR). The project aims to diversify local economic activities, improve the investment climate, and empower competitive agricultural and environmental practices in Keda Municipality via bottom-up strategic planning in rural development.

The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 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 and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural populations that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge.

 

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30.03.2020
ABOUT KEDA
The Keda Municipality is located in the middle of the Adjaristskali river basin. The Keda Municipalty shares a 38 km-long border with the Kobuleti Municipality to the north, a 24 km-long border with the Shuakhevi Municipality to the east, a 24 km-long border with the Khelvachauri Municipality to the west, and a 17 km-long border with Turkey to the south. The Shavsheti and Meskheti mountain ranges run through the southern part of the Municipality while the Kobuleti mountain range runs through the north/north-west part.
The total area of the municipality is 452 km2, with a population of 21,244. The municipality consists of 10 communities and 64 settlements. The town of Keda, located 200 m above sea level, is an administrative center of the municipality. 
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