Establishment of Young Agroecologists Training and Production Center in Spitak
Establishment of Young Agroecologists Training and Production Center in Spitak
Small plot farming in backyard areas is considered the main source of income for vulnerable population in Spitak. Application of traditional farming practices, cultivation of crops with low productivity rate, as well as outdated and damaged irrigation systems result in the reduction of household income and thus increase of migration. Local farmers lack knowledge on modern climate resilient agricultural approaches and techniques such as water-efficient irrigation systems, efficient land use and soil conservation practices.
The project aims to introduce and promote innovative climate-resilient crop-farming practices through education and practical training of youth. In particular, the project plans to establish farmers’ training and production center in Spitak, where different agro-ecological approaches and proven practical techniques will be demonstrated. This center will provide opportunities for community youth to learn and implement climate resilient and innovative farming practices through educational and hands-on trainings. The farmers of Spitak and nearby villages will get knowledge in sustainable horticultural and other farming practices, modern water-saving irrigation and small greenhouse equipment and other innovations will ensure increased income and improved livelihoods. This will further on, boost the number of citizens successfully involved in agriculture, expanding the areas of sustainably cultivated lands and reducing the migration rate in the region.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Young Men's Christian Association of Spitak
Country:
Armenia
Area Of Work:
Community Based Adaptation
CapDev
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 44,793.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 19,628.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 10,763.00
Project Number:
ARM/SGP/OP5/Y6/STAR/LD/17/46
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Influence
Innovative climate-smart farming practices and management approaches to be introduced by the project will contribute to development of agricultural sector in general and contribute to increase of farmers’ incomes and mitigation of adverse impact of climate change on agriculture. From this point of view, the project has a great potential to influence both central and local government policy-making processes, in terms of inclusion of measures aimed at developing intensive horticulture in national and regional strategies and action plans.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
N/A
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Indicators
Biophysical
Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 5
Livehood
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 30000

Grantee Contact

Ms. Alvard Mkrtchyan
Phone: +374 255 2 40 83
Email: spitak@ymca.am
 

Address

170 Aygestan St.
Spitak , Lori , 1802
 

Website

http://www.ymca.am

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Hovhannes Ghazaryan
Phone:
+374 60 530000+116
Fax:
(+374 10) 543811
Email:
Ms. Svetlana Harutyunyan
Phone:
+374 60 530000+117
Email:

Address

14 Adamyan St.
Yerevan, 0010

Country Website