Human Development Index
70 (out of 188 countries ranked)
People Helped in 2019: 8,667
People Reached by Food Security and Livelihoods Programs
Despite recent economic growth, Georgia is still facing widespread poverty driven by the political and social consequences of two conflicts (1990s and 2008), precarious food security and high unemployment rates. In recent years, an invasive agricultural pest has further affected and greatly weakened the livelihoods of the rural population with high losses in agricultural outputs. Particularly vulnerable to these challenges are internally displaced persons, ethnic minorities, people living in remote areas, women and youth. The unresolved status of Abkhazia hinders sustainable development and Action Against Hunger continues its assistance to the people based on the needs identified.
Action Against Hunger has worked in Georgia since 1994 with a heavy focus on our longer-term food security programs. In 2019, we expanded our economic and social inclusion approach, coaching and assisting program participants in accessing the labor market and starting their own businesses. We also built capacity of other institutions and organizations.
Our teams improve livelihoods and food security through key agricultural and economic support. They provide agricultural inputs to vulnerable farmers, establish farmer field schools and agricultural training centers to train and extend services to farmers and support local veterinary services and livestock herders.