Develop a sustainable knowledge capacity for the food and agribusiness sector in Armenia.
Serve as an international center of excellence to create food and agribusiness leaders through state-of-the-art education programs and cutting-edge research.
The ICARE Foundation currently administers the Agribusiness Teaching Center (ATC), the Agribusiness Research Center (ARC), and the EVN Wine Academy (EVN).
At the International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education (ICARE) each student, graduate, faculty, and staff member belongs to the ICARE family. We believe that innovative education is the single most important factor for prosperity and development. To achieve this, we combine the best practices and the most advanced knowledge in agribusiness education, research, and development.
The Agribusiness Teaching Center (ATC), ICARE’s flagship program, combines theoretical knowledge in the classroom with practical skills in the professional world, such as ICARE research projects, to prepare students focused on agribusiness economics, finance, management, and marketing. These are the specific skills needed for the South Caucasus agribusiness sector, for the competitive markets in which graduates operate, and the global trade policies which govern competition between agribusiness companies. ATC prepares students to assist farmers, businesses, and public agencies to successfully meet modern challenges. Excellent connections with the industry provide ATC students with countless opportunities to learn, work, and exercise their skills. The ICARE reach extends far beyond the South Caucasus. ATC also boasts many alumni as faculty at world-renowned universities such as Texas A&M, Kansas State University, the University of Sydney, Cornell University, Florida State University, and other universities.
ICARE has produced a number of research studies for its partners: the World Bank, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Germany’s Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit. These economic- and marketing-based research projects have been used to assess the region’s agribusiness climate as well as identify new opportunities for investment and development.