Press release: ‘Tastes and Flavours of the Caucasus’ in Abkhazia

Abkhazia, 28 October 2014

“Tastes and Flavours of the Caucasus”: Exhibition of Caucasus Brands

On 28 October, International Alert and the Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN) will co-host an exhibition in Abkhazia which explores how business initiatives can help to promote regional cooperation.

During the event, locals and guests will be invited to taste and comment on the Caucasus Brands, which include tea, honey, cheese and wine. These have all been produced as a result of the collaborative efforts of CBDN members and local businesses in the South Caucasus and Turkey (Kars).

Representatives from CBDN’s regional offices will also present the results of their work and share their achievements in promoting regional cooperation through initiatives in these different sectors. Visitors will also have the chance to learn more about CBDN’s work in supporting local businesses and facilitating dialogue and contact between business communities.


Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN) is a regional network of like-minded people engaging economic actors and business communities from the South Caucasus and Turkey in initiatives promoting regional cooperation. Their work is guided by a shared vision of an economically connected, peaceful, cooperating Caucasus. CBDN was founded in 2005 and symbolises a model of peaceful and effective communication within the region. The network promotes economic cooperation in such fields as tea-making, beekeeping and others and supports local, bilateral and multilateral pilot projects. To find out more please visit

International Alert is one of the leading international peacebuilding organisations. We work in more than 25 countries and having been helping people find peaceful solutions to conflicts and build lasting peace for nearly 30 years. In the Caucasus we encourage dialogue and cooperation across conflict divides. We have been working in the Caucasus since 1993. Find out more at

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