FAO in Armenia

FAO success stories in Armenia

Over the past twenty years Armenia’s forest cover – which based on census data of 1993 has been  334,100 ha, 11.2 percent of the total land area, based on the recent data by GIZ currently is 332,333 ha.

Fruit production has previously been the most profitable element of the cropping pattern in Armenia. The range in altitude of the country and variety of soil-climatic conditions have created conditions for the production of apricot, peach, plum, cherry, apple, pear, quince, walnut, peanut, fig and pomegranate. Of the total orchard areas of 34,780 ha, apricot and peach makes 78-80%.

Over the past decades, the idea of harnessing the skyrocketing potential of information and communication technologies (ICT) to fuel the most development-oriented areas of human activities, such as research and education, has become increasingly dominant throughout the world.

A small herd of cows blocked the picturesque mountain road as our vehicle approached the beautiful town of Goris in the south of Armenia. Cows appeared to be healthy and robust yet something was different about them.

The Project is one of the areas of cooperation between the Armenian and Greek governments in agricultural development and is implemented by FAO. The project goal is to provide safe meat and meat products in Armenia. The focus of the project is small and medium enterprises with the skills and equipment needed to produce, store and market this meat and meat products.

When international wheat prices started to rise in 2007, this bread-loving nation knew it was in trouble.