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FAO Armenia brochure

FAO Armenia brochure is dedicated to the FAO's 75 anniversary and the work in Armenia since the founding of FAO Armenia Representation office in 2004. It covers the main projects implemented in the country, the major outputs, key stakeholders, beneficiaries, donors, etc. The purpose of this publication is to inform the...
Armenia
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
More trees in Armenia to help counter climate change

Armenia, which is highly vulnerable to climate change, has signed up to increase its forest cover and carbon removal from forests by reducing fuelwood demand and by introducing sustainable and climate-adaptive forest management techniques. This is envisaged through a forestry project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations...
Armenia
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Smallholders and family farms in Armenia

The background for conducting country studies on the challenges, needs and constraints of smallholders and family farms in seven countries has been a wish to further strengthen the Regional Initiative and develop the initiative towards a stronger programmatic approach at both the regional and country levels. To provide support to...
Armenia
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
FAO and Green Climate Fund partner for climate change adaptation and green growth in Armenia

Climate change threatens over 15 percent of Armenia’s higher plant species with extinction. Semi-desert and desert areas are projected to expand by 30 percent, accelerating desertification. More frequent summer droughts and water stress will reduce the growth rate of trees and increase susceptibility to pests and diseases; at the same...
Armenia
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Armenia harmonizes forest monitoring system

In recent years, Armenia has gone through severe structural changes that have affected the forest sector. Forests, which were formerly under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, are now the responsibility of the Ministry of Nature Protection, together with areas dedicated to nature conservation. These changes allow for a harmonized...
Armenia
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
FAO supports the reduction of food loss and waste in southeastern Europe

In Europe and Central Asia, and particularly in countries not part of the European Union, food loss and waste have major implications on food nutrition and security through inefficiencies in the food value chains. FAO is now working with four southeastern European countries to develop strategies for food loss and...
Armenia
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
FAO works to increase SDG awareness in Armenia

Agriculture is one of the key sectors defining the sustainable development of Armenia. The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia, which is responsible for implementing and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to food and agriculture, identifies targets, aligns policy planning documents and, together with the Statistical...
Armenia
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
FAO launches projects in Armenia to advance dairy, agriculture sectors

With a signing ceremony and press conference in Yerevan, FAO launched a new project to make substantial improvements to dairy operations in the Republic of Armenia. Also, FAO introduced a unique platform for uniting donors working to improve the country’s agriculture sector. The overall goal of the dairy project in Armenia is...
Armenia
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
An overview of legal and institutional frameworks and opportunities, challenges and recommendations for geographical indication products in Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation

Geographical indication (GI) schemes can play a special role in promoting sustainable rural development, improving farm income and opening new export potential. Natural factors such as soil, climate and plant varieties play a major role in producing a unique product. Usually, GIs comprise knowledge and skills passed on from generation...
Armenia - Georgia - Kyrgyzstan - Republic of Moldova - Russian Federation
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Greenhouses opened in Armenian schools to improve students’ nutrition

Greenhouses are opening in rural schools in Armenia’s Ararat region today with the goal of increasing schoolchildren’s dietary diversity and improving their nutrition. All three greenhouses – in the public schools of Vedi, Verin Artashat and Surenavan – are equipped with modern heating, ventilation and drip irrigation systems. This activity is...
Armenia
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Armenia embarks on national strategy for e-agriculture

An FAO workshop on 19 November in Yerevan, Armenia, provided an opportunity for the country to kickstart its efforts towards developing a national e-agriculture strategy. Nowadays, agriculture is much more than farming; it has become more and more integrated with other sectors, and this integration requires optimization through digitalization. E-agriculture is the...
Armenia
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
FAO working to revitalize a historic sector in Armenia – grape production

Viticulture, the science of growing grapes, dates back as far as 8 000 years in Armenia. The country has a favourable setting for grape production and it is a lucrative business even today. But not paying enough attention to preserving genetic resources and maintaining healthy vines could jeopardize future good prospects...
Armenia
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Gender, agriculture and rural development in Armenia

Gender equality is a key to eliminating poverty and hunger, as it has been demonstrated by the FAO throughout its research worldwide. As part of the FAO efforts on generating evidence and knowledge, and in compliance with the FAO Policy on Gender Equality, the purpose of the Country Gender Assessment...
Armenia
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
New aquaculture system in Armenia reduces groundwater consumption

A model fish-production farm that uses new, water-saving production methods is being inaugurated today in Sayat-Nova, in Armenia’s Ararat province. The new installation was made possible by an FAO project and a public private-partnership. Groundwater levels in the Ararat Valley have been falling in recent years due to overutilization – by...
Armenia
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Case study
How are cooperatives treated in today’s post-Soviet countries?

Cooperatives are a relatively recent business model, dating back only to the 1840s, but their short history has been full of twists and turns. Today, in countries once part of the Soviet Union, cooperatives operate under a wide variety of laws, regulations and tax codes. Now those laws, civil codes and...
Armenia - Azerbaijan - Belarus - Georgia - Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Republic of Moldova - Russian Federation - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Ukraine - Uzbekistan
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
UN report finds gender inequalities persisting in rural Armenia

More than 40 percent of economically active women in Armenia are employed in agriculture, compared to about 30 percent of men. The vast majority of those women are informal workers on family farms however, and this fact has major implications for rural livelihoods and wellbeing, according to a report just...
Armenia
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
Armenia advances monitoring for sustainable forest management

Forests are among the most threatened ecosystems in Armenia, with degradation accelerating. But the country is committed to achieving sustainability in forest management, and a three-day workshop opening here today will help move things in the right direction. Organized by the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Food and...
Armenia
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Project
Farmer-to-Farmer Program (FtF) - Armenia

Active in Armenia since 1992, ACDI/VOCA was one of the first international organizations to implement post-Soviet development activities there. Through the Farmer-to-Farmer (FtF) program, ACDI/VOCA taught basic skills and new techniques to Armenian host organizations and farmers. FtF is a worldwide initiative that seeks to develop and increase the sustainability...
Armenia
2016 - ACDI/VOCA

Blog article
Armenia looks to no-till technologies to conserve land and water

Scarcity of both land and water – and the degradation of those natural resources – are a big issue for Armenia. Conservation agriculture offers solutions, and FAO and the European Union are responding to this priority need. FAO convened national and international experts earlier this month to discuss the country’s development...
Armenia
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations

Blog article
Organic Agriculture Support Initiative (OASI) Project Launch

This project specifically aims at increasing local value-added of Armenian organic products as well as assisting higher efficiency of relevant public and private institutions. It will support the RA Ministry of Agriculture with creating a clear and enabling legal environment for organic producers and processors in line with international standards....
Armenia - Austria
2016 - Austrian Development Agency
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