About project

The Agriculture Modernization, Market Access and Resilience (AMMAR) project of the Government of Georgia, with IFAD funding, aims to raise incomes of smallholder farmers and increase climate resilience through public and private investments in upgrading climate-proof productive infrastructure, enterprises and smallholder farmer production systems and technologies in support of inclusive growth of climate smart agricultural value chains.

In frames of AMMAR Project Global Environment Facility (“GEF”) Secretariat has made available to the IFAD, the financial support on a grant basis from the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) (the “GEF Grant”) to provide additional financing to enhance the adaptive capacity of farmers to climate change risks through resilient agriculture systems. The development objective of the Project is to improve water availability, farmland productivity and smallholders income through investments in climate-resilient farming systems and value-chain technologies.

Project Goal

The Project shall adopt a landscape restoration approach to assess climate risks in the target areas, identifying vulnerable sites that jeopardize the proper functioning of irrigation systems and the protection of agricultural land, and supporting ecological restoration measures and bioengineering technologies to restore them. Matching grants for the restoration interventions, and the processing of plant products shall be made available to eligible beneficiaries.

The project aims at securing the productivity of about 650 ha of arable land and to reduce land degradation caused by wind erosion through contribution to re-establishment and rehabilitation of  25 km (18ha) of windbreak system in Gori and Kareli and Carbon sequestration of 117 t CO2 eq (during 5 years). The proposed pilot measures will demonstrate local farmers as well as regional and national policy makers the economic and ecological importance of windbreaks and to encourage them to expand the restoration of windbreaks to the other parts of municipalities.

Sophiko Akhobadze

Sophiko Akhobadze

Project Director
Kety Tsereteli

Kety Tsereteli

Project Manager
Mikheil Kurdadze

Mikheil Kurdadze

Communication Officer

Project Success

Results
Municipality
Year
849 Beneficiaries
Shida Kartli/Kakheti Regions
2018-2019
173 Female Farmers
Shida Kartli/Kakheti Regions
2018-2019
85 000 planted tree-species seedling
Shida Kartli/Kakheti Regions
2018-2019
2,816.05 ha under protection from wind erosion
Shida Kartli/Kakheti Regions
2018-2019
45 % expected cost share from local farmers
Shida Kartli/Kakheti Regions
2018-2019
53.1 km of planted windbreaks length
Shida Kartli/Kakheti Regions
2018-2019
34.42 ha of planted windbreaks area
Shida Kartli/Kakheti Regions
2018-2019
234 T Greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced by 117 T CO2 EQ
Shida Kartli/Kakheti Regions
2018-2019
2 nurseries for female farmers/2 nurseries for youth
Shida Kartli/Kakheti Regions
2018-2019
30 Protected Crops
Shida Kartli/Kakheti Regions
2018-2019
up to 50% land productivity increase
Shida Kartli/Kakheti Regions
2018-2019

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