The PRP and ARDI programs build upon current and previous initiatives of the Government of Armenia, the U.S. Government, and other organizations to foster the country’s broader development beyond capital Yerevan and address the economic challenges in rural communities. The two programs will complement their efforts and will target about 150 communities in all marzes of Armenia except Yerevan. The five-year programs will increase rural employment by tackling critical constraints to rural economic development, such as community competitiveness, sound economic governance, workforce development and small scale infrastructure upgrades. PRP and ARDI will seek to expand employment prospects for women, youth and vulnerable groups, build the capacity of local entrepreneurs and improve their access to finance. The PRP program will be implemented by SME DNC in collaboration with CARD, GCCI and EV-consulting. ARDI will be implemented by the Fuller Center for Housing with Heifer International Armenia.
Oct 03 2019
Agricultural Service Center and Winemaking Pilot Facility established in Achajur community.
Achajur, Tavush region of Armenia; on October 10 in 2018, the Achajur community of Tavush region marked the official opening of two agricultural specialized centers, that were launched by the joint efforts of the Government of Armenia and international and Armenian organizations. CARD Foundation, within the frames of the “Advanced Rural Development Initiative” project, financed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), implemented by the “Fuller Center for Housing” and “Heifer Project International Armenia”, as well as the “Partnerships for Rural Prosperity” program, financed by USAID and implemented by the SME Development National Center of Armenia and its partners, as well as through the technical assistance from GIZ,...