EU-Green Agriculture Initiative in Armenia - EC Funds

Contract partner: Diverse Träger Country: Armenien Funding amount: € 9.700.000,00 Project start: 01.10.2019 End: 28.05.2025

Short Description:

Overall goal

The objective of the action it to contribute to the realization of shared and balanced inclusive growth in the Northern regions of Armenia through boosting green agriculture and enhancing local value added.

Expected results

The action foresees to achieve the following 4 outcomes:

1) The policy, legal and institutional environment is conducive to green, inclusive and rights-based agriculture development.

2) Selected agribusinesses have better access to infrastructure, green technologies, good agricultural practices and markets creating also better employment conditions.

3) Selected agribusinesses are more competitive through access to inputs, equipment, infrastructures and services (to be partially implemented by UNDP).

4) Selected organic agribusinesses are more competitive through access to inputs, equipment, infrastructures and services.


Target group / Beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries (around 2.000) of the action will be agribusinesses – i.e. farmers, farmer groups, producer associations and cooperatives – processors and service providers SMEs, extension services, employees in the agricultural sector, NGOs and civil society associations, government institutions and agricultural education institutions. The indirect beneficiaries (around 10.000) will include local communities and households benefitting from green agriculture practices and products, as well business service providers, traders, retailers, and the tourism sector benefitting from increased diversity, volumes and quality of agricultural products.

With additional funds from ADC in 2022 and 2024, 15 producers of certified cereal and potato seed will receive support to promote national food security and 70 households/ businesses are supported to enable Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh to engage in self-reliant agricultural activities.



The project supports selected green and organic value chains through the promotion of good agricultural practices and application of green technologies, complemented with access to infrastructure and support services. Facilitation of a conducive policy, legal and institutional environment and capacity development measures across the value chains will assure their sustainable functioning.


The project consists of a contribution from EU with a volume of EUR 9,7 million. In addition, this project is co-financed by ADC with a volume of EUR 3,6 million (of which EUR 2 million is implemented by UNDP – project no. 6546-01/2019).

project number 6546-00/2019
source of funding EU
sector Landwirtschaft
modality Project-type interventions
marker Environment: 2, Climate change mitigation: 1, Climate change adaptation: 1, Biodiversity: 2, Desertification: 1, Gender: 1, Poverty: 2, Trade: 1, Disaster risk reduction: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.