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 US Ambassador’s First Visit to CARD Office

02 - December - 2015
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In the framework of a month-long focus on Agriculture and Rural Development in Armenia undertaken by the US Embassy, the Honorable Ambassador Richard Mills Jr.
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New Farm and Veterinary Service Center in Chambarak Community

02 - December - 2015
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  The RA Ministry of Agriculture jointly with the Agricultural Project Implementation Unit (APIU) state agency and the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD)
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Thriving Goat and Dairy Operations Showcase Benefits of U.S. Commitment to Boosting the Armenian Agricultural Sector

10 - November - 2015
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On November 5, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills, Jr., accompanied by Armenian Deputy Minister of Agriculture Armen Harutyunyan, visited a number of agricultural operations
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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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