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20 May, 2016

On May 16-20 the delegation of Yalkezian Foundation (Canada) led by the director Simon Yalkezian paid a visit to Shen NGO. The guests inspected the Shen's ongoing projects in Akunq (Kotayk Marz) and Shaghat (Syunik Marz) communities sponsored by their organization. The further cooperation areas were discussed as well.

12 May, 2016

On May 12, a workshop/consultation took place at Shen office with participation of the staff of Agriculture and Livestock Service Centres (ALSC) established by CARD Foundation in different regions of Armenia. Shen officers proposed to the seminar participants a new model of operation of ALSCs based on Markets for Poor methodology. The presented model includes efficient cooperation between ALSCs and input/agricultural machinery/tools supplier companies as well as agricultural cooperatives and individual farmers.

In 2009, 6000 oak trees were donated to the State Forest Department. Another 2000 seedlings were donated to 3 rural communities  The library of Avazan needs restoration and new books  Certified Armenian organic produce next to European products  The population of Koghbavan is ready to collaborate  Marmashen gym is operating  Another training in the frames of M4M project.  Children first evaluate the works done.  A solar dryer  40-hectares of organic apricot orchard

Call for Support

Updated on 16 November, 2015

Project Location Requested sum in Euros Expected outcome Status
Introduction of fruit drying technologies Aragatsotn, Armavir and Tavush marzes 85.000 The incomes of farmers in 4 communities inceased by 30% Finance needed
Development of organic food processing in Armenia Aragatsotn and Armavir marzes 85,000 Organic farmers will have better access to markets Finance needed
Pilot Project: Promotion of 6 Agricultural Cooperatives Tavush, Syunik and Aragatsotn marzes 240,000 Over 680 households in 6 villages substantially improve their livelihoods Finance needed
Establishment of Training Center for Organic Agriculture Akunq, Kotayk marz 30,000 Armenian farmers will get knowledge on organic cultivation methods First phase (10,000) is financed by Rhone Alpes (France)
Renovation of the kindergarten, providing furniture (for 40 children) Meghri, Syunik marz 25,000 Young women have oportunity to work, children are well taken care and gain appropriate social skills Finance needed
Community Center renovation Arapi of Shirak marz 9,500 The community will have place for gatherings and better integration opportunities Finance needed
Summer camp for children from poor families of Shirak marz. v.Yeghnajur, Shirak marz 5,000 annually 250 children will spend their holidays in healthy environment per year free of charge. Finance needed for 2016

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