Within the scope of the FRUITENIA project, ICARE research team presented the results of the baseline assessment.

Since February 2020, ICARE Research Department has been conducting a baseline assessment within the scope of the “Fruit Production Sector Development Program in Armenia (FRUITENIA)”. The study had an objective to reveal the capacity needs of the fruit production sector, meanwhile addressing the challenges of female farmers, entrepreneurs, and students due to stereotypes and gender imbalance in this sector. Preliminary data was gathered by the research team through interviewing different segments involved in the fruit production to have a better understanding of the gaps and identify methods to eliminate or mitigate them… Continue Reading

Outcomes of “The Middle East as an Alternative Market for the Republic of Armenia” Research Study

It is already a few months, that ICARE is conducting a research study within the scope of the ”Armenian Economic Growth” consulting program implemented by the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group.
The three-year (2019-2021) program is implemented by closely collaborating with the UK “Good Management Fund”. The Project aims to improve the RA’s ability to attract export-oriented foreign direct investment (FDI) in high value-added segments and promote exports of specific agricultural products… Continue Reading 

Aquaponics farming in Circular Economy

ICARE Foundation was among the change-makers of the first-ever circular economy business event in Armenia “Circle Up Yerevan”, which was organized by Revolve Consulting, the Impact Hub Yerevan, and the UNDP Armenia on the 31st of October at Kultura. This great event was aimed to raise awareness and push people to take an action in the Circular Economy, which is getting more and more widespread concepts in the production process…Continue Reading 

ICARE at The Annual Eurasian Food Security Conference

During those days multiple topics were discussed regarding regional food security and the factors affecting this such as Digital Agriculture, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management and so forth.  The Eurasian delegates had a chance to represent their own experience of how they fight against this global issue on the country level and what protective policies they have adopted so far directly influencing this existing concerns promoting innovative and sustainable agricultural practices. Continue Reading 

Recirculating aquaculture system to mark a new era in Armenia’s fish farming

On 7th of October, 2019 an opening event was organized to introduce the operation of the new semi-closed Recirculation Aquaculture System (RAS) in Guy village which was implemented by the International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education (ICARE) in cooperation with the USAID and National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in the framework of the “Technology Acceleration for the “Sustainable Fisheries for Enhanced Water Resources in Armenia (SFEWRA)” Project. The demonstration facility will ensure the operation of economically viable and environmentally friendly semi-closed RAS facility operation…Continue reading

SFEWRA disseminates best practices of efficient water use

ICARE’s Sustainable Fisheries for Enhanced Water Resources in Armenia (SFEWRA) project and Participatory Utilization and Resource Efficiency of Water (PURE-Water) project implemented by Urban Foundation (both projects are funded by USAID) initiated a workshop on March 20- 21 to present the best practices of efficient underground water use by the fish farms involved in these projects. The first day of the workshop was dedicated to capacity building for fisheries operating in Ararat Valley, which included also the development of skills of presentation of their best practices by the fish farmers for the donors…Continue reading

Results of studies by ICARE and CARD reported at FAO workshop

The results of the comprehensive study of the dairy value chain conducted by researchers from CARD and ICARE under the auspices of FAO were reported and discussed at a stakeholder workshop on March 12, 2019. In particular, the main factors influencing the milk yield of dairy cows, the situation in the dairy processing industry, consumer preferences and the international market potential of Armenian dairy products, as well as an investment roadmap needed for improving the dairy value chain, were addressed…Continue reading