AgriBerd: application of innovative solutions for promoting high-value crops cultivation in the context of agritourism development
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AgriBerd: application of innovative solutions for promoting high-value crops cultivation in the context of agritourism development
The project aims to promote cultivation of high-value crops (blueberry, barberry, raspberry, currant, blackberry) through application of innovative solutions in the context of agritourism development.

As a result of a double crisis in the country, several agroecological issues relating to biodiversity conservation and food security became particularly challenging, as for rural and bordering communities the land cultivation is the main source of income.
The innovative component of the project is the application of new cultivation methods of high-quality berry species, especially blueberries, implemented by the local women of Berd community, in the context of agro-tourism development, in particular:
• Application of bio-reactor greenhouses in small communities with split lands, extending the seasonality of blueberry harvest and ensuring 80% water saving due to the introduced water saving technology;
• Healthy food provision, through application of organic fertilizers and integrated pest control measures, excluding the use of pesticides;
• Available and accessible local platform for practicing/learning the use of new agrotechnology for students, expert groups and local farmers;
• Promotion of high-value crops, as a profitable and perspective opportunity in Berd community within the agro-tourism development initiative.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Berd Women's Resource Center Foundation
Country:
Armenia
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 6,840.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 4,715.00
Project Number:
ARM/SGP/OP7/Y2/CORE/BD/21/06
Status:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Planning non gef grant
As the project aims to promote agritourism in Berd district, BWRC will continue investing in the development of tourism-related infrastructures and organizations. In particular, for expanding the network of local B&B services in Berd community, including a unique agritourism services offered by Bears&Berries, BWRC has applied to GIZ for possible funding.
Gender Focus
As women's support organization, BWRC NGO has always prioritized local women and girls, in terms of their vulnerability context, based on the survey results conducted with the different focus-groups o (unequal educational and employment opportunities, domestic violence indicators, the lack of self-expression possibilities, unequal family responsibilities). The focus of the "AgriBerd" project is supporting local women by providing the necessary skills and opportunities for their involvement in local agriculture, agritourism and economic development.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Number of innovations or new technologies developed/applied 1
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 120
Livehood
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) 10000

Grantee Contact

Ms. Anahit Badalyan
Phone: +37455 75 25 94
Email: bwrcfound@gmail.com
 

Address

3 Levon Bek St.
Berd , Tavush , 4201

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

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