Picture: AgrarKontakte International e.V.

Overview of essential facts

         
What? Who? When? Where? How?
  • Internship programs with the motto “Learning by doing”
  • Interns: Agriculture students (around 18-25 years old)
  • From March until November
  • Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, Rhenish Hesse, Palatinate
  • Preparation: Intensive German language course in Georgia and a multiple-day introduction course in Baden-Württemberg
  • Specialization: fruit and wine-growing
  • Host companies: Family-run agriculture companies in southern Germany
   
  • An 8-month-long internship with family-run companies
 
  • Country partners: International Distance Learning in Georgia (IDLG) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
   
  • 2 cross-company meetings, including professional excursions
       
  • Offers of digital continued education

Georgia Country Info

Georgia: Country of churches and wine

Population 3.7 million
Capital city Tbilisi (approximately 1.1 million inhabitants)
Area 69,700 km² (near the size of Bavaria)
Currency Lari (GEL) (3.50 GEL is equivalent to 1 Euro)
GDP 17 billion USD
Official language Georgian (with its own alphabet)
Demographics 26 ethnic groups (84 % Georgian) with more than 20 different languages
Religion 84 % Georgian-Orthodox Christians (State religion since the year 337)
Wine-growing Origin of wine: a tradition of over 7,000 years with more than 500 grape varieties
 

Markus Roßkopf

Project Management
 

Anastasiia Fomina

Project Assistance