Sustainable income generation in Debed community through effective backyard farming
Sustainable income generation in Debed community through effective backyard farming
The project aims to contribute to the reduction of forest dependency of local people by ensuring sustainable livelihoods for around 150 households of Debed community of Lori region. It is envisaged to plant raspberry bushes on uncultivated idle lands and provide respective knowledge and skills through training, practical demonstration and on-site consultancy. It is believed that backyard cultivation of berries will provide a source of additional income for the community members. Alongside, the Fund will ensure sustainable marketing of berry products through establishing a collection point and creating linkages between farmers and market (jam producers, wholesalers, supermarkets, restaurants, etc.). Besides, a small-scale practical training farm will be established at COAF-run SMART Center in Debed serving as a demo site for showcasing best practices on raspberry farming for local farmers and youth.
Loading map...

Project Snapshot

Children of Armenia Fund
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 49,350.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 35,520.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 4,252.00
Project Number:
Not active yet
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Children of Armenia Fund is an organization with over a decade of successful experience in community development, including local economic development through agricultural training and interest free agricultural loans. However, for the purposes of this project, COAF will involve berry farming experts such as agronomists and drip irrigation specialists, as well as environmental experts who will work both at the demo farm plot at COAF SMART Center and provide individual consultancy to local farmers.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
It is anticipated that in the long run this initiative will positively influence the forest landscapes through adoption of sustainable farming and land use practices that ensure sustainable source of income for the local population and reduce their dependency from forest resources. The overall objective of the project targets improving the socio-economic situation of the community as a whole and individual households through offering the farmers an alternative livelihood opportunity, i.e. cultivation and sale of raspberry as a high value product. The project will support the beneficiary farmers through the whole production chain: from planting and cultivation through product packaging and marketing.
+ View more
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 100
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 3
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 150

Grantee Contact

Mr. Krist Marukyan
Phone: +374 10 50 20 76


1 North Avenue
Yerevan , 0001

SGP Country office contact

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


14 Adamyan St.
Yerevan, 0010

Country Website