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

The 8th Farm Service Center Launched

31 - July - 2015
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The Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) Foundation has established a Farm Service Center in the Poqr Vedi community in Ararat province, within the
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The RA Minister of Agriculture Awarded Mr. Tim Grosser with a Gold Medal

28 - July - 2015
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As part of the visit made to the US, on July 23rd, the RA Ag. Minister was hosted by Tim Grosser-head of the USDA National
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The RA Minister of Agriculture Met with the USDA Under Secretary in Washington DC

28 - July - 2015
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During his mission visit to the United States of America, the RA Minister of Agriculture Mr. Sergo Karapetyan had a meeting with the USDA Under
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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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Miracle Cows Were Born in New Zealand

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cowResearchers from AgResearch along with the scientists from the University of Waikato in New Zealand created genetically modified cow breeds, whose milk does not cause allergies in children.