Fert has been working in Georgia since 2011, in the Samtskhe Javakheti region, for the development of the dairy industry. On the spot, its main contacts are :
- the GBDC (Georgian Business Development Center – Akhaltsikhe Office). A team of 7 people has been set up to train and advise farmers on veterinary and food aspects and on milk and cheese production.
- Ertoba, a breeders’ association which was formed in 2014 on the basis of a few leaders working with the GBDC and which currently groups together about 50 breeders.
From 1 to 11 October 2019, ten Ertoba breeders and seven GBDC technicians came to France to better understand the diversity of professional agricultural organizations in the dairy industry.