Association for Farmers Rights Defense

Association for Farmers Rights Defense, AFRD established in 1999, which is a non-profit, democratic organization dedicated to defense Georgian Farmers Rights and provide Advocacy for strengthening Family Farming and Ag Cooperative Movements in Georgia. AFRD was established by the help of ACDI-VOCA, American National Farm Bureau and local farmers and farmer organizations and its mission is to help Farmers to create market-oriented, economically viable Family Farm and agribusiness enterprises. AFRD demonstrates capability and experience to successfully plan implement, monitor development and agribusiness partnership programs in Rural Areas of Georgia, with close cooperation with local and International organizations. AFRD’s advocacy policy for development farmers and farming movements comprises several components: Holding training courses and educational seminars in different regions of Georgia for Organic Farming, Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change, and Reforestation, Forest Farming and Renewable energy projects. Genes Bank for Plants Germplasm collection, giving juridical consultations to farmers, defending their rights, drafting legislation, Lobbying, Rise of public awareness and broadening support, Supporting Rural and Ecotourism in Rural Areas of Georgia. For sharing of high experience develops young farmers and students training and educational programs in EU and US, Support of SME, Rural and Urban Youth Employment.