Within the scope of CENN’s ongoing Projects – Digital Caucasus, EU4Youth: Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development for Green Growth (SEED) and Embrace Tsalka, 9 enterprises participated in the Harvest Festival: Rural Life and Traditions in Armenia and introduces the international visitors to their local, bio products.
Social and green enterprises, agro-farms and tourism businesses from Gori, Ninotsminda, Tsalka and Gurjaani municipalities took part in the exhibition. International visitors of the festival had the opportunity to become acquainted with the production of potatoes, cheese and honey from Tsalka Municipality, the industry of apple chips and winemaking, as well as sustainable fashion products from Gori Municipality and the production of herbal tea from Gurjaani Municipality. The Georgian innovative travel platform, which introduced its tourist service to the visitors, also took part in the exhibition.
In addition to the Georgian participants, the festival featured Armenian beneficiaries of CENN regional projects – Digital Caucasus, EU4Youth: Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development for Green Growth (SEED), representing social and green as well as sustainable tourism enterprises.
The participation of the beneficiaries at the Harves Festival has been initiated within CENN’s ongoing projects: EU4Youth: Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development (SEED) for Green Growth in Borderline Communities, funded by the European Union, Digital Caucasus, implemented via a grant awarded by the USAID Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, Economic Development, Governance and Enterprise Growth Project and Embrace Tsalka, funded by the European Union.