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

Establishment of the “Pedigree Animal Breeders Association”

02 - November - 2017

October 12, 2017 was marked by an important initiative, expected to be undertaken in the country long since. Acting upon the problem, frequently voiced by
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Minister visits Darakert Service Center

02 - November - 2017

RA Minister of Agriculture Mr. Ignati Arakelyan paid a visit to the Greenhouse Service Center functioning in Darakert community of Ararat marz and founded by
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Dr. Konstantinos Kousenidis shares his experience

11 - September - 2017

Within the frames of the ADA funded “Animal Health Management in Armenia and Georgia, Phase II” project, CARD Foundation hosted Dr. Konstantinos Kousenidis from Topigs
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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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