COCHRAN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

25 - April - 2013
From March 17-28, 2013, under the USDA-initiated Cochran Fellowship Program, a study tour was designed to familiarize the 7 participants from Armenia, including CARD  Agribusiness
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SUPPORT TO LOCAL GREENHOUSE FARMERS

19 - March - 2013
Under the auspices of the USDA-supported greenhouse component, CARD hosted Mr. Andrii Galaguria, who is one of the leading agronomists in Rijk Zwaan company. During
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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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INITIATION OF THE FOOD SAFETY COALITION

21 - November - 2012
USDA-supported food safety program in Armenia currently emphasizes sustainability, especially establishing capacity at the Armenian government and private/non-government levels to provide future technical support and
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JOHN HEFFERN’s VISITS TO USDA-SUPPORTED PROJECTS CONTINUE

17 - October - 2012
The US Ambassador John Heffern’s visits to USDA/CARD-supported projects are ongoing and the recent stop was made at a grape nursery in Aygehovit village, region Tavush. The director of Agricultural Support Center of Tavush region Vahan Karapetyan demonstrated the outcomes of joint research of the US and Armenian experts in introducing Phyloxera (one of the worldwide most harmful grape diseases) resistant, US indigenous varieties in Armenia.

CARD AND WORLD WIDE SIRES COOPERATION

04 - June - 2012
Under the auspices of the World Wide Sires (WWS) Emerging Markets Program (EMP) funded by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), the US Accelerated Genetics Specialist, Humberto Rivera, conducted seminars, consultations, and analyses on cattle herd reproductive and genetic improvements in Sisian, in the Syunik region.

GLOBAL GAP FOR ARMENIAN HORTICULTURAL FARMERS

24 - May - 2012
Within the framework of USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) funded Food Safety project, training on Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) was initiated and an expert from the USA, Dr. David Picha was invited to conduct the course.

TRAINING IN NEW VETERINARY MEDICINES IN THE SYUNIK REGION/ANIMAL HEALTH PROJECT

19 - April - 2012

AH_photoMany veterinarians today lack information on the latest European and U.S. medicines available in Armenia. The medicines being used are sometimes obsolete and ineffective, and treatment results are poor because of resistance animals have to those medications. As a result animal health problems and diminishing of farm income.

WINE AND CHEESE TASTING HELD IN THE U.S. EMBASSY

06 - December - 2011

IMG_6831On December 2, the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) and the U.S. Embassy held 12th annual Wine and Cheese Tasting event.  Each year, this event allows retailers, restaurant owners, local vendors, and members of the international community to sample wine and cheese produced by Armenian producers supported by USDA/CARD.

SWEET CORNS CAN ACQUIRE GOOD POPULARITY IN ARMENIA

17 - September - 2011

 

JrahovitIn mid-August 2011, USDA FAS International Agricultural Development Specialist Kirsten Luxbacher together with CARD specialists visited sweet corn farms of Jrahovit village of Ararat marz of Armenia. During the trip they met with the local farmers to talk about the strategies, innovations, problems and other issues they have to deal with while growing the sweet corn, which seems to acquire great popularity in the country.

USDA COCHRAN FELLOWSHIP REUNION AT CARD

07 - September - 2011

Cochran Reunion 2011Lev Kuchevski, International Training Specialist, USDA/FAS visited Armenia August 29-31 to interview candidates for Cochran Fellowship Program (CFP) 2012.  The Program topics were “Greenhouse Management” and “Sustainable Approaches to Extension”.  On August 30, 2011, USDA Caucasus Agricultural Development Initiative (CADI) Yerevan office organized Cochran Fellowship Alumni Reunion Reception which was held in CARD premises.

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.

CARD ANIMAL HEALTH TEAM ASSISTS VETERINARIANS IN SISIAN

19 - April - 2011

 

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As a part of USDA funded project CARD Animal Health team held practical, on-farm trainings in Syunik region of Armenia, in particular, in Sisian city, as well as Sarnakunq, Brnakot and Hatsavan villages in March 2011. The training aimed at building/increasing awareness on AH related issues among the veterinarians of Sisian.

 

TRAINING ON CATTLE ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION HELD IN SYUNIK MARZ

11 - March - 2011

Topic2CARD Rural Development department together with Mr. Joel Mergler, the representative of the U.S. World Wide Sires organization held trainings on exchange of experience and knowledge refresh for 12 veterinarians and specialists of artificial insemination of animals in Syunik marz of Armenia, on February 9-16, 2011.

COCHRAN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM PRIVATE VETERINARY BUSINESS TRAINING COURSE

11 - March - 2011

CochranFrom January 22 to February 5, 2011, USDA organized private veterinary business training course in the Preventive veterinary medicine department of Ohio State University, USA. Fernando Silviera, DVM Director of VPM Food Animal Services (dairy and beef production, reproductive biotechnology, population medicine, large animal surgery) conducted the training.

CARD AND IIFSQ HOLD RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT TRAINING

11 - March - 2011

risk managementOn January 24-25, 2011, CARD Foundation in collaboration with International Institute for Food Safety and Quality (IIFSQ) provided a workshop on Risk Analysis to key food safety stakeholders. The materials prepared in the form of a set of seven PowerPoint presentations were presented by Dr. Gennadi Myroniuk, Ms. Anna Vasylenko, and Ms. Oksana Dorofeyeva.

CARD ANIMAL HEALTH ASSISTS VETERINARIANS OF KAPAN REGION

15 - February - 2011


January_-_AHAs a part of USDA funded Animal Health (AH) project CARD veterinary and animal health experts held a three‐day practical training in Kapan region of Armenia on January 25‐28, 2011. The main objective of the training was to assist veterinaries, improve their skills, teach and/or introduce them new vet services in the area.

 

SERVSAFE CERTIFICATE TRAINING FOR ARMENIAN

15 - February - 2011

ServsafeOn December 7‐10, 2010, the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) Foundation offered ServSafe training program to key food safety stakeholders. This training is important, since CARD food safety specialists, Zaruhi Davtyan and Mkhitar Hakobyan conducted the ServSafe training as Certified ServSafe Instructors and Registered ServSafe Proctorsthis for the first time in Armenia.

 

CARD HELPS SMALL‐SCALE ENTREPRENEURS DEVELOP POST‐HARVEST PRE‐PROCESSING AND MARKETING CAPACITIES

15 - February - 2011


SCEAD_copyThe Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) implements “Development of post‐harvest pre‐processing and marketing capacities of cooperatives in Armenia” funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The main objective of the program is to support agricultural cooperatives in Ararat, Armavir and Vayots Dzor regions, and to assist the sustainable development of newly founded and operating cooperatives.

ARMPRODEXPO 2010

29 - November - 2010

 

November_expoThe Tenth International Exhibition ArmProdExpo 2010 - the only specialized food and beverage exhibition in Armenia - took place in Yerevan on November 23-26, 2010. RA President Serj Sargsyan and the Minister of Agriculture Gerasim Alaverdyan welcomed the participants and the guests of the expo at the opening ceremony.

USDA TEAM SURVEYS ARMENIA’S SHEEP BREEDING SECTOR

14 - November - 2010

November_sheep_breedingSheep breeding sector of Armenia’s agriculture has big potential as the lamb market in the region is constantly growing. With the intention to foster sheep sector growth in Armenia representatives of USDA FAS in cooperation with CARD support con-ducted a sheep sector survey in various marzes of the country on November 9-12, 2010.