Fruit Production Sector Development Project in Armenia (FRUITENIA)



Projektträger: ICARE - International Center for Agribusiness Research and EducationLand: Armenia Fördersumme: € 685.560,00Beginn: 01.12.2019Ende: 30.11.2023

Kurzbeschreibung:

Projektziel


The intended impact of the project is: Increased competitiveness of the fruit production sector among the beneficiary farmers.

The project's expected outcome is: The Armenian National Agrarian University (ANAU) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions (TVETs) adopt modern educational practices and farmers adopt modern fruit production methods and techniques to increase productivity in fruit production.


Erwartete Ergebnisse


The expected outputs of the project are:

Output 1. In-depth assessment on capacity needs of the fruit production sector conducted.

Output 2. ANAU has the capacity to offer training based on modern curricula, adequate infrastructure and qualified specialists.

Output 3. Established certificate short-term programme in up-to-date fruit production at ANAU.

Output 4. Increased capacity of the TVETs’ teaching staff in modern fruit production.

Output 5. Online e-learning platform established and functioning.

Output 6. Intensive demonstration orchard with modern technologies established.

Output 7. Youth, gender and social minorities' inclusion in agricultural education


Zielgruppe


The project will target students and teaching staff of the ANAU and the eight agricultural TVETs, smallholder farmers, and youth in Armenia’s rural areas.

The project aims to reach a total of 3,100 direct beneficiaries.


Maßnahmen


The following main activities are foreseen as part of the project: Conducting an in-depth assessment on capacity needs of the fruit production sector; modernizing the curriculum of Agronomy Department at the ANAU, with the focus on fruit production; establishing a professional short-term certificate programme in fruit production at the ANAU; capacity development of TVET instructors in modern fruit production; developing a fruit production related e-learning platform in Armenian language; establishing a demonstration intensive, environmentally friendly and climate smart orchard; organizing a summer youth camp for students of ANAU and TVETs to generate interest in climate smart fruit production and rural development and retain youth within rural Armenia.


Hintergrundinformation


At present, the Armenian agriculture is mainly characterised by the low level of productivity, dominance of subsistence farming, lack of access to modern technology, lack of knowledge on environmentally friendly and climate smart agriculture practices, and lack of qualified specialists. However, agriculture is the main source of income in rural communities and the fruit and vegetable production, along with animal husbandry are the key drivers of agricultural growth in Armenia. The success of agricultural production largely depends on the knowledgeable and skillful workforce, which is provided by the Armenian National Agrarian University (ANAU) and Agriculture TVETs. Yet, curricula offered by ANAU and agricultural TVETs are currently largely outdated, and do not correspond to the current demand and needs of the fruit production sector in terms of qualified specialists with modern and practical skills to meet market demand.

The project aims to modernize the agronomy curricula, through introducing new courses and modernizing the contents of the existing ones at ANAU to include concepts of environmentally friendly, sustainable and climate smart modern fruit production approaches.

Projektnummer8358-00/2019
MittelherkunftOEZA
Sektor Landwirtschaft
Tied0
ModalitätProject-type interventions
Marker Environment: 1, Climate change adaptation: 1, Biodiversity: 1, Gender: 1, Poverty: 1
  • Marker: kennzeichnet und bewertet die entwicklungspolitische Zielsetzung eines Projektes auf Gendergleichstellung, Reproduktive Gesundheit, Umweltschutz, Demokratieförderung, Armutsorientierung, Entwicklung des Handels sowie auf die Erfüllung der Klima- Biodiversitäts- und Wüstenkonventionen.
    • 1= das entwicklungspolitische Ziel ist in das Projekt integriert
    • 2= das entwicklungspolitsche Ziel ist der spezifische Inhalt des Projekts
  • Mittelherkunft: Die ADA setzt in Projekten und Programmen Mittel der Österreichischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (OEZA) sowie anderer Finanzierungsquellen um.
    • AKF - Auslandskatastrophenfonds der Österreichischen Bundesregierung
    • BMLFUW - Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
    • EU - Mittel der Europäischen Kommission
    • Andere Geber - Diverse Finanzquellen, die dem jährlichen Geschäftsbericht der ADA im Detail zu entnehmen sind.
  • Modalität: definiert die Art der Hilfe (z.B: Sektorbudgethilfe, Kernbeiträge an multilaterale Institutionen, Projekthilfe, Technische Assistenz (personelle Hilfe), Bildungsarbeit im Inland, etc.)
  • Sektor: bezeichnet den wirtschaftlichen oder sozialen Sektor des Partnerlandes, welcher mit dem Projekt/Programm unterstützt wird.
  • Tied/Untied: Ungebundene (untied) Hilfe ermöglicht dem Projektpartner im Entwicklungsland - unter Befolgung der lokalen Beschaffungsregeln - freie Entscheidung über die Herkunftsländer im Zuge der Beschaffung von Dienstleistungen und Waren. Gebundene (tied) Hilfe verknüpft die Hilfsleistung auf die Beschaffung aus dem Geberland oder aus einem eingeschränkten Kreis von Ländern.