Many 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.
On 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
In 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.
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.
The 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.
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.
As 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.
On 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.