Smallholder farmers in Georgia face multiple challenges, including low productivity and poor access to the inputs and capacities that they need. Oxfam and its partners are implementing a programme that aims to increase agricultural productivity and support the competitiveness of smallholder farmers. The project works with smallholder farmers to establish and strengthen business-oriented farmer groups. The project also promotes changes to national policy and legislation, in order to create a more conducive environment for their development. Learning from the project reflects the particular challenges of supporting new forms of collective action in a post-Soviet context.
This learning case study is part of a series of eight papers relating to Oxfam’s economic justice programme in the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe, with a focus on collective action.
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