Mercy Corps is International Not for profit organization established in 1979. Since then, Mercy Corps have helped all over the world people grappling with the toughest hardships survive — and then thrive. That’s the heart of our approach: we help communities turn crisis into opportunity.
Our mission is:
Alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. From 2000 Mercy Corps are working in Georgia. The’ goal in Country is to create stable and secure communities in regions impacted by poverty and conflict.
Mercy Corps is helping Georgian farmers by using an integrated approach to address all these issues, rather than treating them as separate and disconnected problems. We have established a centrally-located Rural Service Center that provides communities and local farmers with important agricultural and economic information and training, as well as assistance in connecting with markets and buyers.
Mercy Corps provides these small, rural and often isolated communities with the technical know-how to scale up agricultural production. Mercy Corps also helps farmers from different villages to form associations and cooperatives.
Currently in Georgia Mercy Corps are implementing several project, one of them is “Strengthening farmers cooperatives in rural municipalities of Georgia” which is funded by the EU under “European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development in Georgia” (ENPARD Georgia), started in January 1, 2014, Under this programme Mercy Corps is working in 21 Municipalities of 5 regions of Georgia:
Imereti: Sachkhere, Chiatura, Vani, Samtredia.
Shida Kartli: Gori, Kareli, Khashuri, Kaspi
Kvemo Kartli: Gardabani, Marneuli, Tetritskaro
Samtskhe-Javakheti: Akhalkalaki, Ninotsminda, Adigeni, Aspindza, Akhaltsikhe
Kakheti: Sagarejo, Gurjaani, Kvareli, Signagi , Dedoplistskaro
Workshop and trainings scheduled under ENPARD programme by Mercy Corps and its partner organizations are following:
Accounting and Taxation
Food Storing and Processing
Value Chain Development
Treatment of animal diseases;
Importance of preventative measures;
Quality feed and effective pasture management
Leadership skills and Lobbying/ Advocacy skills
Conveying agricultural strategy to the public
Effective inter-intra government communication
Union Agro Service
Food hygiene and safety
Modern and new agricultural technologies
For more information, please visit the website http://www.mercycorps.org