The Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) is an Armenian Foundation founded in 2005 as a successor of USDA’s Marketing Assistance Program (USDA-MAP). CARD’s mission is to assist farmers and agribusinesses in the production and marketing of food and related products to increase incomes and create jobs leading to sustainable livelihoods for rural populations and thus to contribute to poverty reduction. CARD designs and implements its development assistance programs that are successfully addressing such priority needs of sustainable growth as a) promoting application of advanced agricultural technologies; b) supporting agricultural processing and the development of competitive food products for domestic and export markets; c) improving food safety and food security at the production, processing and service level; d) promoting animal genetics, improvement of animal health and husbandry practices; e) supporting to establish new policies and regulation at government level.
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Local news

Capacity Development for Better Greenhouse Cultivation

28 - November - 2016
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  On November 14-17 CARD Foundation hosted the representative of the Dutch Delphy organization, Mr. Stephan Hendriks. The cooperation with Delphy traces back to 2014,
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Latvian know-how in Armenia and Georgia

26 - October - 2016
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On October 16-23, CARD Foundation hosted a private veterinarian from Latvia Mr. Andris Zalitis. Mr. Zalitis has an invaluable contribution to the private veterinary sector
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Azatan FVSC extends the range of its services

17 - October - 2016
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  Farm and Veterinary Service Center (FVSC) of Azatan community has been functioning in Shirak marz since 2012. The center, specialized in artificial insemination and
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World news

Robotic Farming Set To Revolutionize Agriculture Production

Farming is poised to undergo another revolution as robotic systems permeate agriculture production The mechanization of farming is considered one of the top-ten engineering accomplishments
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Camel Cheese to Lift Rural Africa

Chr. Hansen initiates a CSR project to explore how camel cheese may make a difference in rural Kenya and Somalia. Estimates of annual camel milk
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NOVEL VACCINE FOR STRAIN OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE

One of the most economically devastating diseases in the world for those who raise cows, sheep, pigs, goats, deer and other cloven-hoofed animals is foot
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