"Youth Involvement in Rural Development and Agricultural Activities in Georgia" - presentation of research findings

On March 15, 2018 Bridge -Innovation and Development hold an official opening of BRIDGE new office in Tbilisi and presented the findings of the research on” “Youth Involvement in Rural Development and Agricultural Activities in Georgia” conducted by Institute of Social Studies and Analysis with the financial support of BRIDGE.

The event was attended by the representatives of governmental institutions, international organizations, BRIDGE partners and colleagues.

 The goals of  the “Youth Involvement in Rural Development and Agricultural Activities in Georgia” research were to study youth involvement in agriculture and agricultural development and its objectives were: determining special needs and engagement availabilities of youth in the fields of agriculture and agricultural development; Studying and “mapping” of the local organizations/players working on the youth issues; Identifying successful initiatives (programs, projects) that had a positive influence on the youth on political, social and household levels; Studying and “mapping” donor organizations( inside and outside of the country) that are working on the youth issues; Elaborating recommendations to raise motivation of young people in agriculture and agricultural developing sectors and to identify and integrate successful youth cases in the final report (description of one such case per region).

The research was conducted using qualitative research methods. Two methods were used – Focus groups and in-depth interviews - focus groups were conducted with youth (18-29 age groups) in 5 regions of Georgia Kakheti, Kvemo Kartli, Shida Kartli, Adchara and Mtskheta Mtianeti, while in-depth interviews were conducted with agriculture experts representing both civil society organizations and public institutions

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