Climate smart agriculture for sustainable landscapes and livelihoods
* Quality Assured Data from SGP’s Annual Monitoring Process as of June 30, 2021.
Climate smart agriculture for sustainable landscapes and livelihoods
Agriculture has been the chief source of income and main occupation for around 2,350 residents of Gargar and Vardablur communities of Lori region. Previously, these two communities used water from the same irrigation network, which was delivered by Debed River. The main irrigation pipeline was made from big size of metallic pipes and is currently not used.
This resulted in very serious socio-economic consequences, as most of the community arable lands remained uncultivated: around 240 ha in Gargar and Vardablur communities.

The main goal of the project is to introduce climate-smart agro ecological practices in Gargar and Vardablur communities to promote forest ecosystems, increase productivity and strengthen farmers' resilience. The project will promote sustainable use of land and water resources in the project communities, rational use of waters for irrigation as well as building a pump station equipped with an on-grid PV modules and rehabilitation of the existing irrigation system.
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Project Snapshot

''Limen-Spitak Barorutyun'' social, health, cultural NGO
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 14,950.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,700.00
Project Number:
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
In order to promote public awareness, leaflets on project activities and results will be distributed among population and decision-makers, as well as articles on the project achievements, in particular socio-economic effects of the climate-smart technological solution, promotion of forest ecosystems and farming approaches, will be published in and highlights through the regional media.
Replication of project activities
Innovative approaches of the project will ensure the improvement of livelihood of the local population and can be replicated in other communities with identical problems, such as high energy cost for irrigation.
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Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 35
Innovative financial mechanisms put in place through SGP project 1
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 240
Total monetary value (US dollars) of ecosystem goods sustainably produced and providing benefit to project participants and/or community as a whole (in the biodiversity, international waters, and land degradation focal areas as appropriate) 360000

Grantee Contact

Mr. Artavazd Tosunyan
Phone: +37455 28 60 40


8 Norvegakan St
Spitak , Lori , 1805

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