Modern Irrigation Technologies

We offer you expertise in modern irrigation technologies where you can get deep in-sight in water policy and integrated management, water reuse and irrigation efficiency. We can help you choose among the vast range of innovative irrigation methods that fit the growing needs of water saving and modern products for agriculture and gardening.  We can guide and implement all irrigation and water supply projects, whether it is for irrigation, potable water for towns and communities, municipal services, or pumping and control systems, as well as removal and treatment of waste water.

 

Water-to-Market Activity
Location Client/Donor Start End
Armenia Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCA-Armenia February, 2007 October, 2011

Water-to-Market Activity

 

On March 27, 2006 the Government of Armenia became signatory to a Compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation of the United States under which it received a grant to reduce rural poverty through a program of investment and technical assistance to achieve a sustainable increase in the economic performance of the agricultural sector. With almost 40% of the rural population living in poverty and agricultural productivity significantly below its potential, this initiative has the potential to make a major contribution to the reduction of poverty in the economy as a whole. The MCA –Armenia ( www.mca.am ) has developed several projects to address the issue, one of them being Water-to-Market Activity http://www.wtm.am/

 

The Water-to-Market Activity Composition

 

Training Component


The mission of Training Component is to train farmers in field husbandry practices and use of new equipment and technologies to make efficient use of water for specific crops and conditions in the Republic of Armenia. The Trainings are implemented by the VISTAA Plus experts in relevant fields. For more information regarding the number of trainings/trainees per each Marz/Community see the table ontop right.

 

The trainings are provided in:


On-Farm Water Management (OFWM) (OFWM Training Manual Outline)

High Value Agriculture (HVA) (HVA Training Manual Outline) 

The target group of the Training Component is the rural population of the Republic of Armenia.

 

The deliverables of the Training Component are:

 

 OFWM deliverable

 45 000 Armenian farmers trained 

...........

 

 HVA deliverable

 36 000 Armenian farmers trained 

 

Training activities cover all ten Marzes of Armenia. For the aggregated coverage and status of deliverables refer to the map below.

 

Institutional Strengthening of Irrigation Management Entities Sub-Activity

 

Project Goal and Objectives.

 

Major Activities.    

 

     √  Management Improvement and Detailed Action Plans for the WUAs
     √  Consultations and Training
     √  International Study Tours
     √  Equipment and machinery for WUAs and WSAs
     √  Softwares
            ♦ Accounting and budgeting of WUAs and WSAs
            ♦ GIS for WUAs

 

Initiatives of National Level       

 

     √  Irrigation Sector Policy and Legal Changes
     √  Support the Establishment of PIA

 

Unique Initiative of the Project

 

     √  Advanced Irrigation Scheduling Project

 

"Situation Analysis of Children in Armenia"



Global Objective:

 

The general objective of the assignment is to conduct a comprehensive and in-depth Situation Analysis of Children in Armenia including major issues and factors affecting the situation of children and the realization of their rights.


Specific objectives :


(a) Present comprehensive gender and geographic disaggregated data and trends on the status of indicators for children and measuring progress against agreed international standards namely Millennium Development Goals, World Fit For Children (WFFC) Goals and Education for All (EFA) Goals;
(b) Identify and describe patterns of inequality, marginalization, vulnerability and exclusion;
(c) Formulate recommendations for the realization of children’s rights in the context of existing capacities: policy and budgeting frameworks, legislation, capacity building efforts, service delivery systems and other strategies and interventions at different levels of society. 
(d) Highlight knowledge and information gaps on children for further data collection, research and analysis.
(e) Provide a comparative analysis of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and legislation in Armenia, drawing extensively on the CRC implementation guidelines to identify gaps for advocacy;
Identify, prioritise and provide recommendations for a set of key actions related to realization of children’s rights for further support by the European Commission.

 

Beneficiaries: Decision makers for future projects related to child protection policies.

 

Stakeholders: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Marz Administrations, Civil Society organizations/NGOs, Academia, Private sector, Donors, UN agencies, Women’s groups, Young people

Activities: Interviews and meeting with the stakeholders, focus group discussions, workshops to introduce the findings and situation analysis.

Outcome: Report on the situational analysis of children reflecting social, legal and educational aspects of children in Armenia.