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 RA President’s Visit to the Most Advanced Dairy Farm in the Region

29 - May - 2015
Eco Farm Opening

The opening ceremony of the most advanced dairy farm complex took place today in the Gndevaz community of Vayots Dzor region which was attended by
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LAUNCH OF THE 7th FARM SERVICE CENTER IN ARMENIA

13 - May - 2015
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The Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) Foundation has established a Farm Service Center in Norapat community of Armavir province, within the framework of
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The RA Minister of Agriculture discussed Issues for Brucellosis Control with the USDA Delegation

20 - March - 2015
Valerie Ragan

On March 18th, 2015 the RA Minister of Agriculture Mr. Sergo Karapetyan hosted the USDA delegation represented by the director of Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary
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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.