Back in 2019, in the outskirts of Yerevan the practical learning center of ICARE, Eco Farm was established. ICARE as a leading research and educational institution in the Armenian Agricultural sector was guided by the “Learn by Doing” approach and determined to disseminate this innovative educational approach among its students, agricultural entrepreneurs, farmers, and other beneficiaries through establishing an incubation center, promoting environmentally conscious agriculture, healthy lifestyle, and nature appreciation.
The necessity of establishing the Eco Farm arose after ICARE’s own observation and studies on the current socio-economic conditions of Armenia. Particularly, over the past few decades, we have witnessed a massive migration of youngsters to other countries for better jobs and prosperous life. This is such a threat to Armenia, as the main brainpower leaves the country and the country’s development perspectives are exposed to risk.