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

CARD LAUNCHED THE 1ST AGRICULTURAL MAGAZINE

12 - September - 2014
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The idea to publish an agricultural magazine has long been discussed by CARD team. A magazine that will transfer and disseminate know-how, information about inputs
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COCHRAN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR ARMENIA AND GEORGIA

17 - July - 2014
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Cochran Fellowship Program for Armenia and Georgia on Safe Prescribing of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals in Food Animals was organized at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins,
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RAISING AWARENESS IN ADVANCED DAIRY FARMING TECHNOLOGIES

17 - July - 2014
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Today’s rapid technological development is putting farm management on a whole new level. With advanced herd management tools, it is possible to better monitor the
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World news

ROBOTIC FARMING SET TO REVOLUTIONISE 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.