Brief description about MOLI Project

Project in brief
MOLI is the abbreviation of Market Opportunities for Livelihood Improvement. The MOLI in Kakheti Project aims to increase the income of milk and meat producing farmers through improvements in the livestock market system. The project started its second phase in December 2015 and will end in November 2018. The MOLI-Project is financed by the Swiss Cooperation Office for the South Caucasus and implemented by HEKS-EPER.

Outreach & Approach
The target beneficiaries of MOLI are small-scale farming families that own less than ten cows and/or ten pigs. MOLI works in all eight municipalities of Kakheti region and is using the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach for implementing its three components: Market Access, Production and Business Enabling Environment.

Goal
The overall goal of the MOLI-Project is that these farmers through improved products, services, information, market access and frame conditions will increase their incomes, and improve their livelihoods. To achieve the goal, MOLI does not work directly with the farmers, but through businesses to which these farmers are linked, whether through information, services or inputs for their cattle and pigs, or while selling meat and milk. MOLI aims to reach about 30,000 beneficiary families up to the end of phase II in November 2018.

Objectives of project components
The objective of the Improved Market Access component is increased income and improved position in the market system of small- scale farming families thanks to a more favorable market access and conditions for selling livestock, livestock products and fodder crops. The key player in the market access are local small and medium sized processing enterprises (SME’s). MOLI’s aim is to make them stronger; to be competitive in the market and thus to remain a reliable partner for the milk- and meat- selling farmer. With a reliable partner, farmers will be pulled to produce market oriented, which means higher volumes (also off season) and of a quality that is in line with the food safety standards of Georgia.
The following major interventions are foreseen by the MOLI-Project for the achievement of this objective:

The objective of the Improved Productivity component is increased productivity of livestock and fodder crops of small-scale farmer families due to improved and sustainable access to better inputs services and information. Thereby economic viability and profitability gets increasingly important, the more small-scale farmers gets orients on the markets.
The following major interventions are foreseen by the MOLI-Project for achievement of this objective:

The objective of the Business Enabling Environment component is the benefit for SMEs and small farmer families from an improved business environment in Kakheti region.
The following major interventions are foreseen by the MOLI-Project for the achievement of this objective: