Development of Private Extension Service System in Armenia (DPESSA) project is aimed at the establishment of private extension service system in Armenia through promotion of private agricultural and business development services, improved access to world’s best farm and agribusiness supplies, financial services and up-to-date technical information.
The DPESSA project messages will focus on the main objective of the project, which is to make agricultural private extension services available to every farmer in Armenia through the network of Farm Service Centers (FSCs). CARD will also incorporate USAID’s primary message – i.e. that the aid is from the American People (or USAID) into the narrative of program materials.
May 13 2015
Launch of the 7th Farm Service Center in Armenia
The Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) Foundation has established a Farm Service Center in Norapat community of Armavir province, within the framework of the USAID-funded Partnerships for Rural Prosperity (PRP) program. The specialized center will focus on the development of the horticulture (garden cultivation and management) sector in Armenia and will promote advanced techniques and practices of farm business development. The official launch ceremony of the Farm Service Center (FSC) was held on May 12 with the participation of the U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard M. Mills, Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan, First Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations Vaché Terteryan, and Governor of Armavir Ashot Ghahramanyan, as...
Oct 20 2015
USAID-Funded Farm and Veterinary Service Center Opened in Hayravank
The Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) Foundation, with the support of USAID, opened a new Farm and Veterinary Service Center in the Hayravank community of Gegharkunik province. The facility was opened under the framework of the USAID-funded Development of Private Extension Service System in Armenia (DPESSA) project. The new specialized center will provide area veterinarians, farmers, and agribusinesses with technical and business assistance to address animal health and husbandry issues. The official launch ceremony of the Farm and Veterinary Service Center was held on October 20. Attending were Armenian Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan, USAID Armenia Mission Director Karen Hilliard,Governor of Gegharkunik Rafik Grigoryan, and representatives of USAID, CARD and...
Oct 30 2015
U.S. Embassy Launches Month-Long Focus on Agriculture and Rural Development with Opening of Farm and Veterinary Service Center in Vardenis (Gegharkunik marz)
Surrounded by farmers, veterinarians, and others working with the agricultural sector of Vardenis, and in the company of the Minister of Agriculture, Sergo Karapetyan, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills, Jr. kicked off a month-long focus by the U.S. Embassy on agriculture and rural development with the opening of the latest Farm and Veterinary Service Center on Friday, October 30. This new Farm and Veterinary Service Center in the Vardenis community of Gegharkunik province is one of two centers being established by the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) Foundation, as part of the USAID-funded Development of Private Extension Service System in Armenia (DPESSA) project. “The U.S. government is committed to partnering with all sectors of Armenia. And the ag...