With the EU support Khulo FEST was organized in Khulo Municipality
On 25th of August 2019 in Khulo municipality Khulo FEST was organized. The first part of the festival included fair of local products and services. At the same time, local folk ensembles (Argineti, Satsikhuri, Bermukha, Tsitsinatela) performed traditional dances and songs.
Within the framework of the festival guests were able to taste and buy local agricultural production such as honey, cheese, fruits and dry fruits. Also, guests had an opportunity to take part in various amusing activities: Quick watermelon eating; quiz about Khulo Municipality, bag jumping and etc.
The second part of the festival was covered by live music, performed by invited bands: Fourth Season and Asea Sool and finished by electronic music performance.
Khulo FEST was organized second time and it is becoming tradition for the municipality. Festival was organized in the framework of ENPARD Khulo project in partnership with Khulo LAG and municipality and aims to popularize local production and services. The festival will be sustainable event, as Khulo Municipality is planning to continue this activity after the Project closure.
Number of local organizations actively participated in the festival: Community college ‘’New vawe’’, Keda Local Action Group, “Goderzi Alpine garden’’, Information center of NATO and EU – Upper Adjara Bureau, “Green Sector’’ and Khulo municipality ‘’Women Room’’
Khulo FEST conducted in the frame of EU supported project, implemented by the Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia (CCRG) in partnership PMC RC and Croatian Rural Development Network (HMRR), under the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development in Georgia – ENPARD II.
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 population that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge.