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

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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U.S. Embassy Launches Month-Long Focus on Agriculture and Rural Development with Opening of Farm and Veterinary Service Center in Vardenis (Gegharkunik marz)

30 - October - 2015

Surrounded by farmers, veterinarians, and others working with the agricultural sector of Vardenis, and in the company of the Minister of Agriculture, Sergo Karapetyan, U.S.
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USAID-Funded Farm and Veterinary Service Center Opened in Hayravank

20 - October - 2015

The Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) Foundation, with the support of USAID, opened a new Farm and Veterinary Service Center in the Hayravank
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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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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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