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13 April, 2016

From April 2 to 7, 2016, in Brno, Czech Republic, took place annual international agricultural trade fair Techagro 2016. Techagro 2016 is considered N1 in Central and Eastern Europe where more than 400 exhibitors, agricultural machinery/tools manufacturers as well as producer companies of fertilisers and pesticides from Czech Republic, EU countries, USA, Russia and Belarus, presented latest trends in the field. Usually annually 100,000 farmers and general public visit that prominent event. Shen's specialists took part in the exhibition for the first time. Participation goal was to learn about the innovations and try to establish contacts with agricultural machinery manufacturers. In particular, the experts paid attention to the new techniques and modern methods of cultivation of small gardens.

24 March, 2016

On March 5, 2016, Shen NGO held its annual meeting which assessed as satisfactory the performance of the organization during the previous two years and approved the projects of 2016. The meeting elected a new board and instructed to apply the approved criteria for selection of beneficiary communities.

Children involved in beekeeping  The new community center of Daranak  The pre-school backyard improvement is done by the community.  In 2010-2011, 30000 oak trees will be donated to the communities  Organic orchard in Dprabak gathered young people of 6 neighboring communities.  What can we prepare with wood, thread or paper?  Flour mill restarted operation after Aniv provided  support  Children are waiting with the sponsor for the opening ceremony of kindergarten in Pambak.  Sevkar's kindergarten one month after the opening.

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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