"Animal Health Management in Armenia and Georgia" Phase II Project
The proposed Animal Health Management (AHM) in Armeni a and Georgia: Phase II aims at filling-in these gaps in regions of Armenia and Georgia, where the animal disease control and development of good animal husbandry practices are of high importance and certain activities in that regard, such as establishment of Farm and Veterinary Service Centers (FVSCs), have already been conducted. The proposed project is the logical continuation of the recently completed Animal Health Management in Cross Border Areas of Armenia and Georgia Project (AHM project) successfully implemented by CARD Foundation and its Georgian partner in the period of 2011-2014. The AHM I Project was supported/funded by the ADC and aimed at improving the economic viability at cross-border areas of Armenia (Shirak and Lori regions) and Georgia (Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kvemo-Kartli regions) through awareness-raising campaigns on prevention and control of trans-boundary diseases, improvement of herd management strategies, and development of private veterinary business capacities. The overarching long-term goal of the proposed AHM II Project is the improvement of animal health and productivity in Armenia and Georgia.
Jun 28 2017
Pig Genetic Center Opened in Nor Gyugh Community
CARD Foundation has established a Pig Genetic Center within the frames of “Animal Health Management in Armenia and Georgia, Phase II” program financed by Austrian Development Agency (ADA), The Official Opening Ceremony of the Center was attended by the RA Minister of Agriculture Mr. Ignati Arakelyan, US AID Mission to Armenia director Ms. Deborah Grieser, ADA Yerevan Office deputy head Mrs. Nora Alanakyan, General Manager of Topigs Norsvin Hellas Mr. George Nicolaou, director of the “Multi-Agro” Ltd Mrs. Roza Tsarukyan, as well as representatives from Kotayk marz Governor’s Office, Agriculture Development Foundation, Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Center and CARD Foundation. The Center is targeted towards the development of...
Oct 04 2019
The Closing Ceremony of the "Animal Management and Gerogia phase II" project
December 13, 2018, the closing ceremony of the “Animal Health Management in Armenia and Georgia phase II” project financed by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel Yerevan. The event focused on the project's main outcomes and achievements both in Armenia in Georgia. The 3.5 year-long AHM II project focused on the improvement of animal health and animal productivity in Armenia and Georgia, reaching more than 3,000 cattle farmers, 220 veterinarians, more than 2,000 pig farmers, and 35 veterinary students. The main project objectives were reached, including the improvement of the animal health regulatory framework, improvement of practices and capacities of farmers and veterinarians to better provide veterinary services and control...
Sep 11 2017
Dr. Konstantinos Kousenidis shares his experience
Within the frames of the ADA funded “Animal Health Management in Armenia and Georgia, Phase II” project, CARD Foundation hosted Dr. Konstantinos Kousenidis from Topigs Norsvin Hellas company. The two-day visit aimed at the transfer of technical expertise in the sphere of pig genetics improvement, genetics harvesting and distribution, artificial insemination and pig farm management. Mr. Kousenidis visited the newly established Pig Genetic Center to evaluate the whole chain of the Center activities, including the genetics harvesting, semen handling and packaging. Working closely with the staff and CARD Animal Health Management project team he provided practical advice and recommendations on the improvement of the day-to-day activities and proper handling of the boars, recently im...
Nov 02 2017
Establishment of the “Pedigree Animal Breeders Association”
October 12, 2017 was marked by an important initiative, expected to be undertaken in the country long since. Acting upon the problem, frequently voiced by the farmers, CARD Foundation initiated the establishment of the “Pedigree Animal Breeders Association” with the direct support from the Ministry of Agriculture. Since its establishment, CARD Foundation has carried out activities of artificial insemination and genetic improvement of cattle throughout Armenia. Due to the use of high-quality genetics imported from the United States and European countries, a number of farms have already been replenished with genetically improved animals as a result of a crossbreeding with local breeds. Currently these farms face the problem of proper pedigree animal management and they see the...