The RA Minister of Agriculture Pays a Visit to CARD Foundation

07 - March - 2016


On March 4, 2016 the RA Minister of Agriculture Mr. Sergo Karapetyan paid a visit to “Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development” (CARD) Foundation.
During the visit Mr. Karapetyan got introduced to the activities of CARD’s CARD AgroCredit’s departments and had small talks with the employees. Ha also had a meeting with the management staff, during which a number of issues of mutual interest were discussed, such as: Surveillance and prevention of brucellosis in RA, Animal indentification and registration, Artificial insemination.
The Minister was also introduced to the activities and future plans connected with Darakert Farm Service Center (FSC), which operates in the field of greenhouses. Apart from existing problems in agriculture new opportunities of cooperation were also discussed.
During the visit a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between RA Ministry of Agriculture and CARD Foundation, which aimed at extending the cooperation in agricultural sector, with the purpose of supporting food safety and balanced development of rural areas.
Mr. Sergo Karapetyan highly appreciated the long-term cooperation with CARD Foundation. He particularly mentioned: “CARD Foundation, which for already many years operates in our country, truly has a significant role in agriculture development. You are one of our most important partners, and I believe that we are the best example of cooperation between state and private sector. I am sure that this cooperation, which was today stipulated with the MoU, will extend each year and will be solidified with new success projects and initiatives”.
At the end of the visit Minister of Agriculture visited the “GREEN DAY” organic store, which operates adjacent to CARD’s office.