Last updated: 30 June, 2011
The Farmers' Union of Georgia was established on May 1, 1992. The members of the union are 25 000 small farmers and about 500 agro firms, cooperatives, agricultural enterprises, farmers' associations, large farmers, who rent about 10-500 ha land in order to produce agricultural product. The union has its organizations in almost every region of Georgia.
The Farmers' Union provides support to the farmers in the development of
and sales of production in Georgia and abroad. Also, the Farmers' Union
assists local organizations in creation the cooperatives, credit unions
and agro service enterprises. The Union protects the interests of the
farmers and businessmen, submits their problems to the Parliament and
Government. The union provides all conditions to the farmers to obtain
knowledge in economics and law. In this connection it has been
established the Farmers' University that provides free education to the
farmers in different agricultural sectors.
Georgian Farmers' Union implements the principles of cooperatives existing in foreign countries. It takes part in international programs for technical and financial assistance, exchanging and training of specialists abroad. It prepares projects in order to attract investments and perform joint activities in agricultural sector. The Union broadens its cooperation with foreign organizations through the participation in international programs.