Reviving Regional Cattle Farming in Georgia

BFH-HAFL experts collaborate with N(N)LE Blauenstein Edu to develop a cattle farming training programme suited and relevant to the local Georgian context


  • Lead school School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences
  • Institute HAFL Institut Hugo P. Cecchini
  • Research unit International Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration (planned) 15.12.2023 - 17.01.2025
  • Project management Dr. Zenebe Uraguchi
  • Head of project Dr. Zenebe Uraguchi
  • Project staff Dr. Zenebe Uraguchi
    Andreas Scheurer
    Stefan Dubach
  • Partner N(N)LE Blauenstein Edu
  • Keywords Sustainable production systems;Food and nutrition security, safety and quality;Capacity building;Curriculum development;Agricultural extension;


In this project, BFH-HAFL experts develop a cattle farming training programme/curriculum, informed by both Georgian local knowledge, standards and requirements as well as relevant Swiss educational programmes/curricula. BFH-HAFL’s collaboration entails supporting the client (N(N)LE Blauenstein Edu) in designing training materials and a manual, mirroring Swiss standards adapted to the Georgian context, thereby ensuring high relevance and fostering local ownership of the developed materials. Integral to the approach is the training of local trainers. Several trainings of trainers (TOTs) will be conducted, in-person in Georgia and online. These sessions aim to empower and equip selected local trainers with the skills needed to implement sustainable cattle farming practices. The project intends to not only meet Swiss standards but also integrate them seamlessly into the Georgian agricultural landscape. The emphasis on local involvement ensures sustainability, fostering expertise within the community for lasting impact.

This project contributes to the following SDGs

  • 4: Quality education
  • 12: Responsible consumption and production