EU-Green Agriculture Initiative in Armenia - EC Funds
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.
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.
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.