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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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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EFFECTIVE GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT

20 - November - 2012
Over the last five years in Armenia more than 300 hectares under greenhouse production have been added, and intensive development has been going on for
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COW COMFORT IN LIVESTOCK FARMING

20 - November - 2012
Livestock farming is one of the essential sources of income for Armenian rural population; 288,000 people or the 25% of the economically active population in
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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.

CARD TO REAP HARVEST OF SPRING CROPS

17 - September - 2011

onionIn spring 2011, German Satimex Quedlinburg Handelsgesellschaft mbH seed breeding company provided 10 varieties of onion for trial plot, which served as a basis for CARD and Satimex to implement pilot onion-growing program in Armenia.

FDA APPROVES CARD TO TEACH COURSE ON LOW-ACID AND ACIDIFIED CANNED FOODS IN ARMENIA

09 - August - 2011

IMG_0877On July 25-29, Better Process Control School (BPCS) training was organized in Congress hotel, Yerevan by CARD Food Safety Department in collaboration with Louisiana State University (LSU). The course was delivered by CARD specialists: Mkhitar Hakobyan, Senior Food Safety Specialist, Sergey Chakhmakhchyan, Training Coordinator, and Zaruhi Davtyan, Food Safety Department Manager. FDA approved John Rushing, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, NCSU and Adjunct Professor, LSU to supervise this course

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INTRODUCTION OF MODERN INTENSIVE ORCHARDS IN ARMENIA

18 - July - 2011

Intensive trees Armenian fruit producers continue using the traditional methods of tree growing and orchard management, though most of European countries have already shifted to new intensive orchard plantations with trees grafted on dwarf rootstocks.

CARD AND WORLD VISION TALIN COOPERATE ON IMPROVEMENT OF GENETIC FEATURES

16 - June - 2011

WV TalinSince April 2011, CARD and World Vision Talin Area Development Project have established genetic units and conducted trainings on artificial insemination in five communities of Aragatsotn marz. The project aims at breeding 250 heads of cattle through specialists of artificial insemination.

FIRST ORGANIC ASPARAGUS IN ARMENIA GROWN BY ARMENIAN WOMEN

22 - May - 2011

 

Armenian women growing asparagusIn April 2011, Armenian women gave the first production of organic asparagus. Three years ago, in March 2008, women of Akunk village of Kotay marz through support of Shen NGO started zero-lift production of high-value agriculture. The main focus of the women-owned businesses was the organic asparagus, the growing of which was based on the local market demand.

CARD, HEIFER INTERNATIONAL AND WORLD VISION REAP RESULTS OF EFFECTIVE COOPERATION

22 - May - 2011

 

Brown swiss crossbred and a local calfSimmental crossbred in Ditavan

 

In 2010 CARD, Heifer International, Tavush and Gavar branches of World Vision Armenia aimed their cooperation at replenishment of farmers’ knowledge on management, animal behavior, care, feeding, genetic improvement, etc. This was especially important in Areni and Arpi communities of Vayots Dzor marz, and communities of Ijevan in Tavush marz, where animal breeding has a secondary role.

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.

 

CARD HOLDS COMMUNITY TRAININGS WITH HEIFER PROJECT INTERNATIONAL ARMENIA

19 - April - 2011

trainingsArmenian branch of “Heifer Project International” together with CARD Foundation held a series of trainings in four marzes of Armenia in the period of January-March 2011. Among the communities benefited from the trainings were Shika-hogh, Srashen, Nerkin Hand and Tsav of Syunik marz; Chinari and Choratan communities of Tavush marz; Debed and Shirakamut communities of Lori marz, as well as Shenik, Lukashin and Nalbandyan communities of Armavir marz.

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.

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.