Alliances Caucasus Programme at a Glance
The Alliances Caucasus Programme running from March 2017- to April 2022, was a market systems development programme working in the livestock and honey market systems in Georgia and was a Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) project in cooperation with the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), implemented by Mercy Corps Georgia. The Alliances programme began in 2008 in Samstkhe-Javakheti, Georgia. Alliances Kvemo Kartli was opened in 2011, with a second phase awarded to Samstkhe Javakheti. In 2014, the second phase of an expanded Kvemo Kartli was merged with a new branch of the programme in Ajara and a two-year monitoring and sustainability phase in Samstkhe Javakheti to form the Alliances Lesser Caucasus Programme (ALCP). From 2014 Alliances management, programming and operations were fully harmonized under the ALCP. Since 2008 the ALCP has worked with 152 programme clients and 1,012 programme supported entities. From 2008 to 2022 the ALCP reached 496,256 farmers and it has created 1,011 full-time job equivalents. In total, the programme has generated 55.2 million USD in additional income for beneficiaries.