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Georgia Safety and Quality Investment in Livestock (SQIL)

Dairy farm building with cows in Georgia
Credit: Land O'Lakes Venture37

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Georgian Farmers Association (GFA)

Period of Implementation

October 2018 - December 2025

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Georgia

Cities: Akhaltsikhe, Ambrolauri, Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Adigeni


$ 14,512,327
€ 13 821 264


Bilateral Aid: United States Department of Agriculture


Agriculture & Fisheries

Type of Activity

Budget support (Grants or Direct Financing), Legal and Regulatory framework, Technical Assistance & Advisory, Training & Capacity Building, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits


Land O'Lakes Venture37 is leading the USDA-funded Food for Progress Safety and Quality Investment in Livestock (SQIL) project to improve food safety and quality along Georgia’s dairy and beef value chains to increase the competitiveness and trade in both sectors. This will increase domestic, regional and export demand and sales, increase investment in productivity, increase employment opportunities in both sectors and provide these sectors with growth and trading capacity. The project is partnering with GFA, uniting agribusiness know-how with industry-leading food safety acumen and deep Georgian agribusiness connections. The project complements the development activities of other Georgian Government agencies and donor funded initiatives relevant to achieving SQIL objectives. Improving the capacity for development, presentation and implementation of competitiveness improvement policies and the institutional framework of Georgian Governmental agencies is a key SQIL objective. From farm-to-fork, this project will reduce losses and boost competitiveness, productivity, product diversification and application of Good Agricultural Practices.

Project Objectives

Increase agricultural productivity and expand trade in the dairy and beef sectors

Impact on SDGs

SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG3 - Good Health and Well-Being
SDG9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG15 - Life on Land

Main Indicators

1) Yield of targeted agricultural commodities among program participants with USDA assistance - Beef
2) Yield of targeted agricultural commodities among program participants with USDA assistance - Dairy
3) Value of annual sales of farms and firms receiving USDA assistance
4) Volume of commodities sold by farms and firms receiving USDA assistance (MT)
5) Number of jobs attributed to USDA assistance

Impact Measurement

Semi-annual surveys with farmers and firms supported through the project to gather quantitative data on yield, sales, jobs, processing, rejection rates, etc.
Utilize an external evaluation firm to conduct baseline, midterm and endline evaluation on the project, which includes quantitative and qualitative approaches

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 5

Individuals: 87

Local stakeholders

Agricultural Cooperative Development Fund. National Cooperative for Artificial Insemination and Cattel Genetics Improvement.

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Food Security