Indian AgMachinery demonstration

23 - September - 2016
In February, 2016 the Armenian delegation, headed by the RA Minister of Agriculture Mr. Sergo Karapetyan paid an official visit to India, during which the
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SHARING CHINESE EXPERIENCE

25 - July - 2016
China is a country of developing agriculture, which provides a huge volume of product not only for inner consumers but also worldwide. The population of
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Bring Hope to the Border

18 - May - 2016
The aid to the border villages of Armenia is under the permanent attention of our organization. These areas need the most support in our country,
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Visit of French Companies to Armenia

19 - April - 2016
During the week of April 11-15, CARD Foundation hosted the representatives from 2 French companies, specialized in irrigation systems and equipment for the wine producing
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Winter Pruning in Aygehovit Village

25 - February - 2016
On February 20 and 21, 2016 “Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development” (CARD) Foundation, together with ICARE Foundation organized a two day practical workshop on
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“Cow Longevity” Conference

28 - October - 2015
From 21-22 October, 2015 “Center for Agribusiness and Rural development” Foundation, together with DeLaval Company, hosted the international conference on “Cow Longevity” in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia.
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Forum on Hi-Tech Greenhouses Business Development in Armenia

28 - September - 2015
  Ջերմոցային տնտեսությունները դարձել են Հայաստանի այգեգործության ամենակայուն և զարգացած ճյուղերից մեկը։ Վերջին տարիներին Հայաստանում կտրուկ աճել է ջերմոցների թիվը։ Ներկայումս hi-tech ջերմոցները զբաղեցնում են
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CARD a Member of EUFRAS

14 - July - 2015
On 17th of June, 2015, the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) was officially admitted into the European Forum for Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services
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HACCP System in Fish Processing Units

14 - March - 2013
The employees of the Inspectorate and enterprises operating in the corresponding field took training on “Seafood HACCP implementation”, funded by the US Department of Agriculture
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CARD AT ASAU CONFERENCE

16 - November - 2012
Agricultural Machinery Department of the Armenian State Agrarian University (ASAU) celebrated its 75th anniversary on October 25th. During the event, modern technologies for milking, land
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VOICEMAIL DISCOVERED IN NATURE

14 - June - 2012

 

Voicemail discovered in Nature Insects can use plants as 'green phones' for communication with other bugs. A new study now shows that through those same plants insects are also able to leave 'voicemail' messages in the soil. Herbivorous insects store their voicemails via their effects on soil fungi. Researchers from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and Wageningen University (WUR) discovered this unique messaging service in the ragwort plant.

SOLAR DESALINATION SYSTEM FOR ARID LAND AGRICULTURE

29 - May - 2012

 

Solar Desalination System Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have created a human-made oasis in the desert with the successful application of a solar-powered desalination system that provides water for irrigation in arid regions. The project was made possible with support from American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU).

SCHMALLENBERG: A NEW VIRUS IN EUROPEAN HERDS

31 - March - 2012

Schmallenberg virus (SBV), a previously unknown virus that was first detected in Germany in the November 2011, now affects large numbers of cattle, sheep and goat farms in northern Europe. France has not been spared: as of 10 February 2012, 94 sheep farms in eighteen départements of northern France were affected.

 

POTATO SEEDS ARE BETTER, THAN TUBERS

21 - November - 2011

DSC04220_5CARD Foundation launched a pilot project in 2010 to produce potato tubers in Kapan, Syunik region. Potato seeds were imported from “Bejo Sheetal Seeds Pvt. Ltd,” – one of the leading Indian companies in the vegetable seed sector.

CATTLE RAISING PROJECT FOR THE YOUTH OF LORI REGION

18 - November - 2011
youth_projectIn April 2011, World Vision Stepanavan Area Development Program (ADP) together with CARD Foundation implemented a cattle raising project for the youth groups of Gargar and Gyulagarak communities of Lori region. The project's aim was to raise awareness and interest in animal husbandry by providing 2-3 month old calves for raising.

POTATOES REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE

14 - September - 2011

potatoThe potato's stereotype as a fattening food for health-conscious folks to avoid is getting another revision as scientists report that just a couple servings of spuds a day reduces blood pressure almost as much as oatmeal without causing weight gain.

SOME PLANTS DUPLICATE THEIR DNA TO OVERCOME ADVERSITY

09 - August - 2011

Arabidopsis thaliana Whatever does not kill a plant may actually make it stronger. After being partially eaten by grazing animals, for example, some plants grow bigger and faster and reproduce more successfully than they otherwise would. In a new study, researchers report that one secret to these plants' post-traumatic triumph lies in their ability to duplicate their chromosomes - again and again - without undergoing cell division.

NEW CULTURES SECURE MILDNESS IN CHEESE

02 - August - 2011

cheeseChr. Hansen introduces ‘Mild O’, a new cheese culture range which provides great flavor and texture in various cheese types, particularly in Southern European gourmet cheeses. 

BLUE GARDENS

18 - July - 2011

 

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The color blue is sometimes difficult to use in the garden. This is partly because there are very few true blue flowers in nature and partly because some of the most striking blue-flowered plants are challenging to grow in Central Illinois. Still adding a touch of blue to the garden appears to be gaining in popularity. Rhonda Ferree, extension educator in horticulture, provides the following tips for adding just the right touch of blue to your garden.

CARD HOSTS UTAH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

18 - July - 2011

Utah studentsIt already becomes a good tradition for CARD Foundation to host students from Utah State University in CARD premises. This year a group of students from Utah State University Huntsman School of Business visited Armenia. On June 14 they had a meeting with CARD Director Gagik Sardaryan and other staff members.

POPLAR TREE LEAF BUD EXTRACT COULD FIGHT SKIN AGING

23 - June - 2011

 

poplar budAntioxidants are popular anti-aging ingredients in skin creams, and now scientists are reporting a new source of these healthful substances -- leaf buds of poplar trees. Their study appears in the ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Xavier Vitrac and colleagues note that there's a long history of using poplar buds to treat various health problems, such as colds, sinusitis, sunburn and arthritis.

SHOP STOP: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR AG MECHANICS

23 - June - 2011

Shop Stop is a weekly agricultural engineering and mechanics segment that offers useful tips for everything related to farm equipment and safety. See video ...

ARMENIA AND POLAND TO ESTABLISH COOPERATION BETWEEN SMES AND LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENTS

16 - June - 2011

 

Poland Image1Partners for Local Government Foundation (Poznan, Poland), together with CARD Foundation, ICSRD and “Work and Motherland” NGO start implementation of an international project “Armenian SMEs development through increasing activity of local governments from Vayots Dzor region - pilot project." The project is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland within its Foreign Aid 2011 program, which aims to develop SMEs in Armenia, in particular, the ones operating in the field of eco-business, as well as to foster SMEs and local self-governments cooperation.

FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE MAY SPREAD THROUGH SHEDDING SKIN CELLS

07 - June - 2011

foot and mouth diseaseSkin cells shed from livestock infected with foot and mouth disease could very well spread the disease. Foot and mouth is a highly contagious viral disease capable of causing widespread epidemics in livestock. The foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) has multiple known routes of transmission.

LIVESTOCK ALSO SUFFER TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS DURING TRANSPORTATION

30 - May - 2011
Truck for transporting livestockA Spanish study has analyzed traffic accidents involving cattle being transported for human consumption in the country for the first time. Despite the "relatively" low mortality rate, animals suffer high-risk situations that cause pain and stress. The scientists say that specific protocols for action are needed with regard to these accidents, and to prepare the emergency services to deal with them.

PHYTONCIDE PLANTS: USEFUL COMFORT

22 - May - 2011

 

PHYTONCIDEIt is well-known that the air quality of our apartments or offices is far from being ideal. However, it can be significantly improved with the help of house plants. Scientists of Russia’s National Academy of Science of Siberia’s Central Botanical Garden came to this conclusion. They have been studying the influence of certain house plants on microflora of closed space for over twenty years.

CARD ANIMAL HEALTH TEAM PARTICIPATES IN VEYX-PHARMA TRAININGS IN GERMANY

22 - May - 2011

 

pigsThe Animal Health Team of CARD Foundation participated in technical trainings on animal health medicine organized by Veyx-Pharma GmbH veterinary pharmaceutical company in Schwarzenborn, Germany, on April 11-15, 2011. The main goal of the training was to introduce to the participants the variety of Veyx-Pharma products for cattle and pig and to explain the effectiveness of every medicament in comparison with their analogues, as well as to present the efficiency of their medicine based on the results of the research conducted by Veyx-Pharma.

SUGARCANE COOLS CLIMATE

01 - May - 2011

 

sugar_caneBrazilians are world leaders in using biofuels for gasoline. About a quarter of their automobile fuel consumption comes from sugarcane, which significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions that otherwise would be emitted from using gasoline.

SEMINAR ON ADVANCED VITICULTURE PRACTICES

19 - April - 2011

VVWithin the Framework of UMCOR Cooperative Develop-ment Initiative, CARD jointly with viticulture organization Semina Consulting organized trainings for viticulture coopera-tives on March 23-24, 2011.

The seminar was dedicated to advanced viticulture practices and covered such topics as Pruning, Canopy management, Spraying and Maturity check.

VIDEO CAM ON WEEDING

07 - April - 2011
Norwegian engineers created a “smart” sprayer, which with the help of image recognizing video cameras is able to differentiate weeds and spray only them with
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BEES IN AIRPORT

06 - April - 2011
Several beehives are placed in Düsseldorf airport (Germany). It turns out that the analysis of honey and ambrosia structure is a good and trustworthy way
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