On 10 May 2011 Batumi hosted the presentation of a new project "Ecologically Safe Agriculture", implemented by the Civil Society Institute in partnership with the Movement of Georgian Agrarians.
The project aims at teaching, demonstrating and popularizing the farming of agricultural cultures through ecologically safe methodology in the high mountainous Adjara, and forming an integrated model based on the achieved results and popularizing it in other regions of the country.
Activities and events foreseen under the project were presented to the attending audience. At this stage target villages and groups of the high mountainous Adjara are selected, where the demo-plots will be arranged and diversified trainings will be delivered to target groups. This model envisages engaging the public schools of target villages in the project. The project has triggered vast interest among the attending public.
Representatives of local civil society organizations and media, as well as the Minister of Education, Culture, and Sports of the Adjarian A/R Gia Abuladze, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Adjarian A/R Tatia Khubulava, Head of the Education and Strategic Planning Department of the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports of the Adjarian A/R Nazibrola Beridze, and the Head of the Department for Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of the Adjarian A/R Irakli Modebadze have attended the presentation held in the Batumi Press-cafe.
The project is implemented within a framework of the 2011 Ecological Grant Program funded by BP, its partner companies in oil and gas projects, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC Co.) and the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP Co.), and HSBC Bank, and is administered by the Eurasian Partnership Foundation (EPF).