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 VICE PRIME-MINISTER’S VISITS TO US GOV. SUPPORTED PROJECTS CONTINUE

03 - February - 2014
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Armenia’s vice Prime-Minister, Minister of Territorial Administration Mr. Armen Gevorgyan continues his visits to the US Government supported projects. After his visit to USDA/CARD-supported projects
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THE VICE PRIME-MINISTER ARMEN GEVORGYAN’S VISIT TO CARD-SUPPORTED PROJECTS IN LORI MARZ

22 - January - 2014
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On January, 22nd, 2014, the vice Prime-Minister and the Minister of Territorial Administration Mr. Armen Gevorgyan, as part of his regional visit to Lori marz,
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FOOD SAFETY MODULE FOR ATC SENIOR CLASS

25 - October - 2013
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The CARD Food Safety team led by the Department manager Zaruhi Davtyan completed the Food Safety module for the ATC senior class on October 25th.
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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.