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04.06.2015

Secondary school students of Astghashen community in Yerevan

 “APIU” SA organized a visit to a number of subprojects being implemented within “Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness” project for the 9th and 10th grade students of Astghashen school of Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as for their teachers, who were in Yerevan for a three-day excursion programme. They visited competitive grant programmes being implemented under the “Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness” project, notably those of berry growing, as well as dried fruit making and marketing. The selection of the programmes was not a random one, but it had a special purpose, since as a result of the visits the project leaders gathered some information on walnuts and berries in Astghashen community with the purpose of purchasing raw material from that community in the future. Thus, this was a good basis for the future business cooperation with the population of Astghashen community. The project leaders accepted the...[more]





04.06.2015

Cooperative Establishment Meeting in Akunk Community of RA Kotayk Marz

A Cooperative Establishment Meeting was held by the APIU in Akunk community of Kotayk marz in order to involve the community in CARMAC 2 Project.   Akunk Community Mayor H. Rubenyan, APIU SA Community Pasture and Livestock Management System (CPLMS) Component Chief Specialist K. Khachatryan, APIU SA Social Specialist E. Mkrtchyan, Kotayk Marz Support Team (MST) Coordinator A. Vardanyan and Kotayk MST Coordinator Assistant L. Gevordyan were present at the Meeting. During the meeting the APIU specialists reiterated in details the basic concepts of and activities carried out under the Project, as well as importance of the Community involvement in and benefitting from the Project. Social safeguards of the Project were presented, attaching big importance to the involvement of women, youth and representatives of vulnerable groups in the Project, particularly in decision making. Project Grievance Redress procedures and the advantages of submitting their grievances were...[more]





02.06.2015

Project Introductory Meeting in Garni Community of RA Kotayk Marz

An Introductory Project Meeting was held by the APIU SA on the Project main concept, approaches and procedures in order to involve Garni community of Kotayk marz in CARMAC 2 Project.   Garni Community Mayor A. Vardanyan, Head of Enviromental Unit of Agricultural and Environmental Department of Kotayk Governor’s Office A. Asatryan, APIU SA Community Pasture and Livestock Management System (CPLMS) Component Coordinator K. Torosyan, APIU SA Social Specialist E. Mkrtchyan and Kotayk Marz Support Team (MST) Coordinator A. Vardanyan were present at the Meeting. During the meeting the Community Mayor presented the community problems and mentioned the significance of the Project and current potential for finding solutions to those. Then, APIU specialists presented in details the basic concepts of and activities carried out under the Project, as well as importance of the Community involvement in and benefitting from the Project. In order to make the Project activities and achievements...[more]





22.05.2015

IDF Training on Animals Diseases Economic Analysis

Since October 30 of 2012 the “Agricultural Projects Implementation Unit” State Agency has implemented the “Food Safety Facilities Building” project financed by the “Institutional Development Fund” grant of the World Bank.  The main target of the Project is to support in establishing a modern system of food safety security providence regulations based on the best experience of international criteria and way of making decisions. The facility building of animals diseases economic analysis is also implemented in the frames of the current Project arrangements and the most important part of it is appearing to be the training on “Animals Diseases Economic Analysis” organized for the staff of the RA Ministry of Agriculture and the RA “Food Safety State Service” of the MA. An international expert named Remco Schrijver currently is in the Republic of Armenia, with the purpose of training implementation, who has prepared thematic materials for the training on the animals health economic...[more]





19.05.2015

Project Introductory Meeting in Tsaghkaber Community of RA Lori Marz

An Introductory Project Meeting was held by the APIU SA on the Project main concept, approaches and procedures in order to involve Tsaghkaber community of Lori marz in CARMAC 2 Project.   Tsaghkaber Community Mayor A. Santrosyan, APIU SA Community Pasture and Livestock Management System (CPLMS) Component Coordinator K. Torosyan, APIU SA Social Specialist E. Mkrtchyan, Lori Marz Support Team (MST) Coordinator H. Kyureghyan and Lori MST Coordinator Assistant A. Maysiyan were present at the Meeting. During the meeting the Community Mayor presented the community problems and mentioned the significance of the Project and current potential for finding solutions to those. Then, APIU specialists presented in details the basic concepts of and activities carried out under the Project, as well as importance of the Community involvement in and benefitting from the Project. Social safeguards of the Project were presented, attaching big importance to the involvement of women, youth and...[more]





19.05.2015

Cooperative Establishment Meeting in Lernantsk Community of RA Lori Marz

A Cooperative Establishment Meeting was held by the APIU in Lernantsk community of Lori marz in order to involve the community in CARMAC 2 Project.   Lernantsk Community Mayor L. Abgaryan, APIU SA Community Pasture and Livestock Management System (CPLMS) Component Coordinator K. Torosyan, APIU SA Social Specialist E. Mkrtchyan, Lori Marz Support Team (MST) Coordinator H. Kyureghyan and Lori MST Coordinator Assistant A. Maysiyan were present at the Meeting. During the meeting the APIU specialists reiterated in details the basic concepts of and activities carried out under the Project, as well as importance of the Community involvement in and benefitting from the Project. Social safeguards of the Project were presented, attaching big importance to the involvement of women, youth and representatives of vulnerable groups in the Project, particularly in decision making. In order to make the Project activities and achievements more tangible, the successful experience of the...[more]





07.05.2015

Introductory Meeting in Zovashen Community of RA Kotayk Marz

An Introductory Project Meeting was held by the APIU SA on the Project main concept, approaches and procedures in order to involve Zovashen community of Kotayk marz in CARMAC 2nd project.  Head of Agricultural and Environmental Department of Kotayk Governor’s Office M. Yeghiazaryan, Zovashen Community Mayor S. Safaryan, APIU SA Community Pasture and Livestock Management System (CPLMS) Component Coordinator K. Torosyan,  APIU SA Social Specialist E. Mkrtchyan, as well as Kotayk Marz Support Team (MST) Coordinator A. Vardanyan were present at the meeting. During the meeting the Community Mayor and representative of the Governor’s Office presented the community problems and mentioned the significance of the Project and current potential for finding solutions to those. Then, APIU specialists presented in details the basic concepts of and activities carried out under the Project, as well as importance of the Community involvement in and benefitting from the Project....[more]





07.05.2015

Introductory Meeting in Zar Community of RA Kotayk Marz

An Introductory Project Meeting was held by the APIU SA on the Project main concept, approaches and procedures in order to involve Zar community of Kotayk marz in CARMAC 2nd project. Head of Agricultural and Environmental Department of Kotayk Governor’s Office M. Yeghiazaryan, Zar Community Mayor M. Babakhanyan, APIU SA Community Pasture and Livestock Management System (CPLMS) Component Coordinator K. Torosyan,  APIU SA Social Specialist E. Mkrtchyan, as well as Kotayk Marz Support Team (MST) Coordinator A. Vardanyan were present at the meeting. During the meeting the Community Mayor and representative of the Governor’s Office presented the community problems and mentioned the significance of the Project and current potential for finding solutions to those. Then, APIU specialists presented in details the basic concepts of and activities carried out under the Project, as well as importance of the Community involvement in and benefitting from the Project. Social...[more]





04.05.2015

Visit to "Marz Agricultural Support Center" and "Veterinary Service Center"

On the last third day of the “Project week” plan visits were organized to “Marz Agricultural Support Centre” (MASC) and “Veterinary Service Centre” (VSC) operating under “Strengthening Support Services” component of CARMAC second component.    The students got minutely acquainted with the MASC activities of the RA Aragatsotn marz, with its establishment history and the works carried out so far, the objectives it has, as well as with the current issues and their possible solutions. The students were much interested in the consultancy system in place in Armenia and tried to suggest their possible solution options in order to involve a greater number of employees. Then, the students visited the VSC operating in Artashavan community of the RA Aragatsotn marz since November 2014. The community veterinarian providing services in the given region welcomed the students in the VSC and presented the VSC activities and helpfully answered all the questions raised by the students.[more]





04.05.2015

Introductory Meeting in Akunk Community of RA Kotayk Marz

An Introductory Project Meeting was held by the APIU SA on the Project main concept, approaches and procedures in order to involve Akunk community of Kotayk marz in CARMAC 2 Project.   Head of Agricultural and Environmental Department of Kotayk Governor’s Office M. Yeghiazaryan, Akunk Community Mayor H. Rubenyan, APIU SA Community Pasture and Livestock Management System (CPLMS) Component Coordinator K. Torosyan,  APIU SA Social Specialist E. Mkrtchyan, as well as Kotayk Marz Support Team (MST) Coordinator A. Vardanyan were present at the Meeting. During the meeting the Community Mayor and representative of the Governor’s Office presented the community problems and mentioned the significance of the Project and current potential for finding solutions to those. Then, APIU specialists presented in details the basic concepts of and activities carried out under the Project, as well as importance of the Community involvement in and benefitting from the Project. Social safeguards...[more]





04.05.2015

RA MoA “Agricultural Project Implementation Unit” State Agency representatives participated in United Nations High Commissioner Armenia Office Implementing Partners Coordination Meeting

The representatives of the Agricultural Projects Implementation Unit State Agency of the MoA RA, Social Specialist E. Mkrtchyan and Community Pasture/Livestock Management System Component Coordinator K. Torosyan participated in United Nations High Commissioner Representative (UNHCR) Armenia Office Implementing Partners Coordination Meeting held at UNHCR Office on April 29, 2015. The participants to the Meeting were as follows: State Migration Service, Armenian Red Cross Society, Mission Armenia, The Save the Children International, Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Center of Armenia Fund, KASA Swiss Humanitarian Foundation, Oxfam and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The objective of the participation to the Meeting was finding possibilities for cooperation with international, non-governmental (NGOs) and other organizations within the framework of Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness Project II (CARMACP II)  in terms of...[more]





30.04.2015

Visit of Dilijan UWC Students to Competitive Grant Projects

The third day of UWC Dilijan College students’ visit was a very interesting and informative one. Together with “Agricultural projects implementation unit” employees the students visited Gai and Jrarat communities of Armavir marz and Darbnik community of Ararat marz. Visits to subprojects implemented within CARMAC “Competitive Grants Project” component were carried out during the day.   In Gai community of Armavir marz the students visited the greenhouse farm, where “Aloe Vera cultivation” subproject is being implemented. The applicant acquired aloe seedlings by the grant received within the project. This aloe greenhouse is the only one in the republic and provides the chemists with the necessary raw material. The students received the necessary information on the cultivation and care of the crop. After receiving answers to their questions the students left for Jrarat community of Armavir marz.  Here, they visited the ostrich breeding farm. Initially having only ostrich...[more]





29.04.2015

Visit of students from UWC Dilijan International School to the "Agricultural Project Implementation Unit" State Agency

 “Agricultural project implementation unit” State Agency hosts four students from UWC Dilijan College within the “Project week” plan. The objective is to introduce to the students the agricultural projects being implemented in Armenia under the World Bank funding and with its support, their implementation mechanisms and goals of those projects.  The first day of the week was informative, during which they visited World Bank Yerevan office, met with Operations Officer and Task team Leader Ms. Arusyak Alaverdyan, as well as with other specialists. On the same day the students had meetings with the Deputy Director and CARMAC project coordinators of the APIU SA, who presented the project details and activities, implemented measures, as well as success and progresses recorded so far for each component. The second day of the mission was rather than busy and interesting.  The students visited Ddmashen and Tsovagyugh communities of Gegharkunik marz, which are included in the...[more]





29.04.2015

Introductory Meeting in Meghradzor Community of RA Kotayk Marz

An Introductory Project Meeting was held by the APIU SA Director G. Khachatryan and APIU SA employees on the Project main concept, approaches and procedures in order to involve Meghradzor community of Kotayk marz in CARMAC 2nd project. Head of Agricultural and Environmental Department of Kotayk Governor’s Office M. Yeghiazaryan, Meghradzor Community Mayor K. Hovhannisyan, APIU SA Community Pasture and Livestock Management System (CPLMS) Component Coordinator K. Torosyan,  APIU SA Social Specialist E. Mkrtchyan, as well as Kotayk Marz Support Team (MST) Coordinator A. Vardanyan were present at the Meeting. APIU SA Director G. Khachatryan presented in details the basic concepts of and activities carried out under the Project, as well as importance of the Community involvement in and benefitting from the Project. Social safeguards of the Project were presented, attaching big importance to the involvement of women, youth and representatives of vulnerable groups in the...[more]





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