SDA Agricultural Extension Services and Pastural Land Management in Tavush, North Armenia

Contract partner: SDA - Strategic Development AgencyCountry: Armenien Funding amount: € 748.350,00Project start: 01.11.2012End: 31.10.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

This Project contributes to livestock sector development in 7 communities of Berd region (Tavush Province/Marz, Armenia). The overall purpose is the inclusive access and use of communal pastures and the capacity development in milk and meat value chains. The two expected results of the project are: 1) Inclusive access and sustainable use of pastures through capacity building of farmers’ groups and/or cooperatives and Local Self-Governance Bodies (LSGB) to develop, introduce and implement Pasture Management Systems in the selected communities.2) Improved capacities of actors involved in milk and/or meat value chains (milk processors, intermediaries, milk collection points/cooperatives, farmers’ groups etc.) to efficiently cooperate and meet the modern market standards. A co-finance instrument will be used to support business opportunities (e.g. milk collection points, input and service providers etc.) in each community contributing to increase of sustainability and reliability of the dairy and meat processing sectors. The target group are 3,000 small-holder farms/households in selected communities and directly benefiting from improved productivity in the result of improved pasture management and strengthened links with meat and milk markets. The beneficiaries of the project are the population in selected rural communities of Berd region (over 9,000 people of which 49% men and 51% women) in terms of increased incomes and reduced poverty. SDA and other ADC grant contract partners in Armenia, OXFAM and CARD, will work out effective collaboration and exchange mechanisms while implementing ADC funded projects in North Armenia as well as perform joint coordinated advocacy activities at the regional level (e.g. concerning the Regional Development Plan for Tavush) and at wider national level within the framework of the Agricultural Alliance (AA). SDA applies the “making markets work for the poor” approach and deploys facilitation and coaching techniques.

project number8289-01/2012
source of fundingOEZA
sector Landwirtschaft
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