AGRICULTURE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION UNIT (APIU)

“Agriculture Reform Support” Project as a non-profit state institution was established in September 4 1997 by Order N 320 of the RA Ministry of Agriculture. In July 27, 1998 it was restructured to "Agricultural Reform Support Project Implementation Unit" state close joint company according to joint protocol N 1 of the RA Ministry of Finance and Economics and the RA Ministry of Agriculture.

According to the RA Government Decree N 765, dated December 22 1999, "Agricultural Reform Support Project Implementation Unit" state close joint company was dissolved and "Agricultural Reform Support Project Implementation Unit" state institution was established.

In 2011 "Agricultural Reform Support Project Implementation Unit" state institution was renamed to "Agriculture Project Implementation Unit" state agency according to the RA Government decree N 355.

All financial resources, provided according to the credit agreements signed between the Republic of Armenia and International Development Agency, are being included in the state budget of the RA Government as of years and source of financing.  Different bank accounts are opened for each project financing source. Starting from October 2011 all bank accounts are transferred to the treasury department of the RA Ministry of Finance.

Activities

24.03.2017

Մեքենա-տրակտորային կայանների ստեղծմանն ուղղված քայլեր

Ս.թ. մարտի 23-ին Գեղամ Գևորգյանն ընդունել է Ռուսաստանի Դաշնության արդյունաբերության և առևտրի նախարարության գյուղատնտեսության, սննդի և ճանապարհաշինարարական մեքենաշինության վարչության պետ Եվգենի Կորչևոյի գլխավորած պատվիրակությանը, որի կազմում էր նաև Հայաստանի Հանրապետությունում Ռուսաստանի Դաշնության առևտրային ներկայացուցիչ Անդրեյ Բաբկոն: Հանդիպմանը մասնակցում էին նաև «Գյուղատնտեսական ԾԻԳ» ՊՀ գնումների գլխավոր մասնագետ Ազատ Թովմասայնը և «Համայնքների գյուղատնտեսական ռեսուրսների կառավարման և մրցունակության» երկրորդ ծրագրի «Համայնքների արոտավայրերի/անասնապահության կառավարման համակարգ» բաղադրիչի համակարգող Կարեն Թորոսյանը:

Քննարկվել են ՀՀ գյուղտեխնիկա  մատակարարելու խնդիրները, հնարավորություններն ու հեռանկարները: Կողմերը կարևորել են հնարավորինս սեղմ ժամկետներում մեքենա-տրակտորային կայանի (ՄՏԿ) ստեղծման հարցը: Մշակվել և ստորագրվել է ճանապարհային քարտեզ, որում ընդգրկվել են նախատեսվող համատեղ...[more]





03.03.2017

Opening Ceremony of One-Stop Shop Center

Works towards opening a Service Center on One-Stop Shop basis in the RA MoA State Service for Food Safety (SSFS) have been carried out within Strengthening Public Sector Institutions component of the Second Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness (CARMAC) project implemented by the Agriculture PIU and financed by the World Bank. The Center is aimed at improving and increasing the service quality provided to economic entities and citizens.

Today the opening ceremony of the Service Center took place with the participation of the RA Minister of Agriculture Ignati Arakelyan, Agriculture PIU Acting Director Gegham Gevorgyan, WB Consultant Ara Karapetyan and other guests. In his opening speech the head of SSFS Ishkhan Karapetyan mentioned that the SSFS has significantly simplified the administrative procedures and introduced electronic management tools thus ensuring transparency of all the activities. The...[more]





01.03.2017

Buckwheat Produced in Tsovagyugh Community will Soon Take its Place in the Local Market: The Minister of Agriculture paid a visit to the RA Gegharkunik Marz

Yesterday, the RA Minister of Agriculture Ignati Arakelyan paid a working visit to the RA Gegharkunik Marz.

The Minister visited the buckwheat processing factory established within ENPARD project in Tsovagyugh community. 5 cooperatives, engaged in buckwheat cultivation, have been established in this marz since 2015 within ENPARD project. The buckwheat they produced is now being processed in this factory. As mentioned by the Minister, this is a very interesting project which will allow replacing imported products with local ones. Thus after getting relevant information on the demand and to ensure the continuation and expansion of the project, the Government will discuss the issue of subsidizing special fertilizations and seeds for buckwheat production. The people in charge ensured that at the end of April they will present packaged product and the Armenian consumer will be able to buy in retail market Armenian buckwheat produced in Gegharkunik marz.

Marz...[more]





14.02.2017

Working meeting

On February 13, 2017 Agriculture PIU Acting Director Gegham Gevorgyan and “Community Pasture/Livestock Management System” component coordinator of the Second Community Agricultural Resource Management an Competitiveness project (CARMAC 2) Karen Torosyan, chief specialist Kamo Khachatryan and other employees had a meeting with Karina Harutyunyan, “Livestock Development in the South of Armenia” project leader of “Strategic Development Agency” (SDA) non-governmental organization, project consultant/expert Gagik Tovmasyan and management specialist/component coordinator Lusine Simonyan.

K. Harutyunyan presented the project they are implementing and mentioned that it’s being funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented in the RA Syunik and Vayots Dzor marzes. The objective of the project is to improve availability of milk and meat markets for the livestock farmers in the mentioned marzes. 100 communities...[more]





09.02.2017

A Memorandum of Cooperation Has Been Signed Between the RA Ministry of Agriculture and the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) Foundation

Today the RA Minister of Agriculture Ignati Arakelyan paid a visit to the agricultural and veterinary service center in Aragatsavan community. 

The Minister had a tour in the center together with the CARD Foundation Director Gagik Sardaryan and Agriculture PIU Acting Director Gegham Gevorgyan, talked to the center employees and veterinarians.

The Minister then visited CARD Foundation and got acquainted with its current works.

After the tour a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the RA Ministry of Agriculture and CARD Foundation. In compliance with the Memorandum a working group is envisaged to be created, which will develop productive mechanisms for improving the vaccination quality of  “Veterinary-Sanitary and Phytosanitary Services Center” SNCO and the services provided, as well as raise awareness of the livestock farms.

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