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Improving farm productivity in Georgia through dual vocational education and training

Three people in a greenhouse.

01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022

Agriculture is Georgia's most important sector. However, farming remains uncompetitive as farmers' skills are out of step with the job market and technological developments. Switzerland is continuing to support vocational education and training to improve productivity, farm income and the employment situation for students of agriculture.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Georgia
Vocational training
Agriculture & food security
Employment & economic development
Vocational training
Agricultural services & market
Rural development
EDUCATION
AGRICULTURE
OTHER MULTISECTOR
Vocational training
Agricultural services
Rural development

01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022


CHF 6'352'000



A more inclusive job market for women in the South Caucasus

A women reads information

01.11.2017 - 31.07.2021

In the three countries of the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia), many women face job market discrimination. In the absence of policy to create equal opportunities and jobs for women in the formal economy, women work unprotected in the informal sector. The Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus project seeks to promote women's economic empowerment to facilitate their equal access to employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
South Caucasus
Gender
Vocational training
Women’s equality organisations and institutions
Vocational training
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
EDUCATION
Women's equality organisations and institutions
Vocational training

01.11.2017 - 31.07.2021


CHF 3'400'000



Higher Income in the South Caucasus Thanks to Competitive Agricultural Products

A man in a protective suit holding a honeycomb full of bees on the roof of a high-rise building.

01.04.2017 - 31.03.2021

Livestock farming is an important source of income for a large part of the rural population in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. But many farmers live from subsistence farming and produce just enough food for their own needs. The aims of the project are to strengthen smallholder farms and to provide them with access to markets. This way, farmers can sell their honey, meat, cheese and wool products, and sustainably increase their incomes.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
South Caucasus
Agriculture & food security
Agricultural development
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING
Agricultural development

01.04.2017 - 31.03.2021


CHF 5'100'000



Supporting livestock traceability in the South Caucasus

The image shows a close-up of a calf with an identification tag in its right ear.

15.06.2016 - 30.11.2020

Identifying where animals have come from and recording information about their health is essential in modern agriculture to prevent the spread of diseases and stop products from diseased animals reaching the market. A system to ensure traceability will help to improve the incomes of farmers in the South Caucasus by increasing both herd productivity and the producers’ access to markets.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
South Caucasus
Agriculture & food security
Agriculture value-chain development (til 2016)
OTHER MULTISECTOR
Rural development

15.06.2016 - 30.11.2020


CHF 5'935'000



Project completed

Somalia: the challenges of operating in a protracted crisis

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

Besides living in extreme poverty, the people of Somalia suffer time and again from violence and climate shocks.  The fighting makes it difficult to provide any assistance.  The SDC supports the ICRC, one of the very few organisations that is able to operate throughout the country. In 2016, the SDC is contributing CHF 4 million for ICRC activities which are also aimed at providing people with the resources for medium and long-term development.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Somalia
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Human rights
Material relief assistance
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
Material relief assistance and services
Human rights

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016


CHF 4'000'000



Livestock Development in the South of Armenia

Armenian Farmer with his calf

01.09.2014 - 31.08.2020

In the provinces of Syunik and Vayots Dzor in southern Armenia, the agricultural sector mostly comprises subsistence farming where farmers are barely able to support their households. This project aims to help farmers increase their milk and meat production, and thus their incomes, by supporting local veterinary services (to improve animal health), facilitating access to milk and meat markets, and promoting the sharing of know-how among farmers.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Armenia
Agriculture & food security
Employment & economic development
Agriculture value-chain development (til 2016)
SME development
Agricultural development
OTHER MULTISECTOR
INDUSTRY
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING
Rural development
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development
Agricultural development

01.09.2014 - 31.08.2020


CHF 10'000'000



Project completed

Improvement of the local self-governance system Armenia

Portrait photo of Srbuhy Grigoryan, an Armenian journalist who was able to take part in her town’s mayoral elections.

19.05.2014 - 30.06.2019

Switzerland has been supporting the Armenian government in its plans for territorial and administrative reform, particularly its plans to merge municipalities since 2014. The Goal of the program is to contribute to strengthening accountability and efficiency of the local self-governance system in Armenia.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Armenia
Governance
Decentralisation
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
Decentralisation and support to subnational government (incl. accountability)

19.05.2014 - 30.06.2019


CHF 8'025'000



Project completed

Alliances Lesser Caucasus Programme in Georgia

01.03.2014 - 30.06.2017

In the regions of Samtskhe-Javakheti, Kvemo Kartli and Adjara in southern Georgia, many family farms have only small numbers of livestock and operate at a subsistence level that merely enables them to get by. This project aims to help these farmers increase their income, not only by improving their productivity but also by providing them with better access to the meat and milk markets. This involves integrating the different elements of the production chain from farmers to processing companies, wholesalers and service providers such as veterinary surgeons, through to the consumers.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Georgia
Agriculture & food security
Employment & economic development
Agriculture value-chain development (til 2016)
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Rural development
Financial policy and administrative management
Agricultural development
Formal sector financial intermediaries

01.03.2014 - 30.06.2017


CHF 8'381'000



Project completed

State reform in Somalia

Sitting at his desk, a Hargeisa municipal employee enters paid bill details into a computer system.

01.08.2013 - 31.12.2017

The SDC is supporting a decentralisation project in Somalia. The aim is to promote peace and development by strengthening the capacity of local authorities to meet the needs of the population. The project has already produced some encouraging results.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Somalia
Governance
Conflict & fragility
Decentralisation
Public finance management
Conflict prevention
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
Decentralisation and support to subnational government (incl. accountability)
Public finance management
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution

01.08.2013 - 31.12.2017


CHF 9'000'000



Project completed

No quick fixes: building Somalia’s ability to handle and overcome crises

Somali man carrying a bale of hay on his shoulders.

01.08.2013 - 30.04.2016

With the aim of improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable populations in Somalia, SDC is contributing CHF 6 million to the three-year Resilience Programme of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, which forms part of the FAO’s overall Somalia programme. With innovative monitoring instruments, risk mitigation measures and through close partnerships, the programme paves the way for a transition from humanitarian interventions to sustainable development in large parts of Somalia, including in the south-central region where humanitarian access to the population in need is highly limited.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Somalia
Agriculture & food security
Agricultural development
Agriculture value-chain development (til 2016)
Emergency food assistance
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING
OTHER MULTISECTOR
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Agricultural development
Rural development
Emergency food aid

01.08.2013 - 30.04.2016


CHF 7'500'000



Project completed

Modernising vocational education and training related to agriculture in Georgia

The image shows the VET college student Medea getting hands-on instructions in the Senaki College greenhouse on growing vegetables.

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2018

Georgia’s vocational education and training (VET) system does not correspond to the needs of the transition to a market economy which the government has sought to bring about since the country gained its independence. The SDC is helping the Georgian government to develop a more modern VET system that integrates theory and practice and allows a long-term increase in farm productivity and rural incomes.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Georgia
Agriculture & food security
Vocational training
Employment & economic development
Agricultural development
Vocational training
Agriculture value-chain development (til 2016)
SME development
EDUCATION
AGRICULTURE
INDUSTRY
OTHER MULTISECTOR
Vocational training
Agricultural development
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development
Rural development

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2018


CHF 6'547'000



Project completed

Rural Development in the Region of Meghri, Armenia

The picture shows an Armenian producer standing next to one of his fruit trees.

17.12.2012 - 30.06.2018

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the break-up of the country's vast collective farms, subsistence farming has become the norm in armenia's fruit-growing industry. Through this project, the SDC is helping fruit-growers in the region of Meghri in the south of the country to improve and develop their crops and sell their produce on the market.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Armenia
Agriculture & food security
Agriculture value-chain development (til 2016)
Agricultural development
OTHER MULTISECTOR
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING
Rural development
Agricultural development

17.12.2012 - 30.06.2018


CHF 3'580'000


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