Biofarming Association Elkana aims to combine agricultural traditions with innovative organic farming in order to protect the region’s indigenous crop diversity, support local organic farming, and develop Georgia’s rural populations in an eco-friendly direction.
Tour revenue will directly fund Elkana’s Rural Tourism Network, which promotes environmental education and awareness and support for organic farming through sustainable, eco-friendly tourism.
Any day by appointment
Adults, Families, Professionals
10 to 20
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Clothing & Equipment
Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat
Visit the village of Tsnisi, where ancient agricultural traditions mingle with innovative, environmentally friendly organic farming. The Samtskhe-Javakheti region is unique in its domesticated plant biodiversity, which Elkana aims to protect through the reintroduction and conservation of indigenous cultivated plant varieties to Georgian farms.
Connect with nature and history through forgotten crops. See ancient varieties of indigenous cereals, legumes, fruits and vines being planted and propagated in village's demonstration plot. Bake bread with locally-grown, organic Dika wheat in a traditional Georgian oven. Taste the local wine, and sample fresh Georgian cheeses. Enjoy the natural beauty of the region and connect with the food that fuels you, as you support the environmental conservation and organic diversity of the region.
Village Tsnisi, Tbilisi, Akhaltsikhe Municipality, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region, Georgia
The organization can arrange car or mini bus from Tbilisi, Tsnisi is 200 kilometers away.
To improve the socio-economic conditions of the Georgian population and protect the environment through the development of sustainable organic farming and increasing the self-reliance of the rural population.
Sustainable and organic farming training
Organic market promotion
Conservation and sustainable utilization of agricultural diversity
Advocacy for farmers’ rights