Agriculture

Our expertise expands across the whole agriculture value chain focusing on development support programs in areas such as rural enterprise management, capacity building, women empowerment, modern technologies, water resources management, marketing/branding and other agriculture related areas.

 

Our programs target farmers and farmer groups, women, youth, small and medium agricultural enterprises (SMEs) to improve rural livelihoods through sustainably increasing agricultural production and sales.

 

We are using our commitment to and knowledge of the agriculture sector coupled with our expertise to add real value to the work we do.

 

Training on Intensive Orchards Establishment and Management for the Farmers – Beneficiaries of Baghramyan-Norakert Newly Constructed Irrigation Scheme
Location Client/Donor Start End
Armenia ADA August 2018 September2018

Description of Project:


The project was implemented with beneficiaries of Baghramyan-Norakert newly constructed irrigation scheme and expanded to the farmers in Aragatsotn Marz. It has supported the farmers providing technical assistance to introduce modern technologies and effective techniques of intensive orchard establishment and management that are used successfully worldwide. The project included in-classroom and hands-on trainings with practical exercises of cost calculation, calculations of right balance of ingredients while using fertilizers and chemicals. As a result over 80 farmers from Armavir and Aragatsotn marzes were trained.

 

Farmer to Farmer Program
Location Client/Donor Start End
Armenia USAID November 2013 April 2018

Description of Project:


For three decades, Farmer to Farmer has promoted sustainable development, food security, and economic growth in over 110 countries through the volunteer efforts of US farmers and members of agribusinesses, cooperatives, and universities. Closely aligned with Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, the F2F Program works to support inclusive agriculture sector growth, facilitate private sector engagement in the agriculture sector and enhance development of local capacity.


In the scope of the program ACDI/VOCA recruits exert volunteers in the various agriculture related subsectors of economy from all 50 states and District of Columbia. Targeted volunteer assignments address host-led priorities to expand economic growth in ways which increase incomes and improve access to nutritious food. Volunteers work with local hosts (individuals and organizations) to support growth within specified agriculture value chains to achieve better economic performance and results.

 

“Regional Agricultural development – Farmer to Farmer”
Location Client/Donor Start End
Armenia ACDI/VOCA October, 1998 September, 2003

The goal objective of Project is to develop regional agricultural activities in various sectors of the industry: production, processing, marketing and other services to a number of state and private clients. Technical assistance is provided to agricultural and municipal enterprises with technical and business issues. Studies will be implemented and industry and sector analyses will be prepared.

 

VISTAA experts will assist US consultants in implementing short and medium term technical assistance assignments in all Marzes of Armenia.

 

Description of Services Provided by VISTAA Staff:

 

  • Business planning and strategy formulation
  • Technical and technological assistance
  • Design and technical justification of specific projects funded by USAID
  • Industry and sector analyses
  • Organization and administration of US experts’ assignments in Armenia
  • Implementation, procurement and construction of service and work assignments
  • Implementation of mini grant program