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Livestock Development in the South of Armenia

Armenian Farmer with his calf

01.09.2014 - 31.08.2020

In the provinces of Syunik and Vayots Dzor in southern Armenia, the agricultural sector mostly comprises subsistence farming where farmers are barely able to support their households. This project aims to help farmers increase their milk and meat production, and thus their incomes, by supporting local veterinary services (to improve animal health), facilitating access to milk and meat markets, and promoting the sharing of know-how among farmers.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Armenia
Economy and Employment
Agriculture value-chain development
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development
Agricultural production (incl. management of natural resources)
MULTISECTOR or CROSS-CUTTING
INDUSTRY
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING
Rural development
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development
Agricultural development

01.09.2014 - 31.08.2020


CHF 10'000'000



Improving municipal management and citizen participation in Armenia

Portrait photo of Srbuhy Grigoryan, an Armenian journalist who was able to take part in her town’s mayoral elections.

19.05.2014 - 30.06.2019

Switzerland has been supporting the Armenian government in its plans for territorial and administrative reform, particularly its plans to merge municipalities, which often raises concerns for local people. To this end, central approaches include one-stop shops, an electronic management system and strengthening women’s participation in politics.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Armenia
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Decentralisation - local governance - democratization (incl. accountability)
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
Decentralisation and support to subnational government (incl. accountability)

19.05.2014 - 30.06.2019


CHF 8'025'000



Project completed

Rural Development in the Region of Meghri, Armenia

The picture shows an Armenian producer standing next to one of his fruit trees.

17.12.2012 - 30.06.2018

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the break-up of the country's vast collective farms, subsistence farming has become the norm in armenia's fruit-growing industry. Through this project, the SDC is helping fruit-growers in the region of Meghri in the south of the country to improve and develop their crops and sell their produce on the market.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Armenia
Agriculture value-chain development
Agricultural production (incl. management of natural resources)
MULTISECTOR or CROSS-CUTTING
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING
Rural development
Agricultural development

17.12.2012 - 30.06.2018


CHF 3'580'000



Regional Arts and Culture Project in the South Caucasus

Dancers on a stage in colorful dresses throw clothes in the air.

01.10.2017 - 30.09.2021

By providing a platform for the development of contemporary art, the Regional Arts and Culture Project promotes intercultural dialogues and exchanges in the South Caucasus. Implemented in collaboration with partners based in Georgia and networks in Armenia and Azerbaijan, the project aims at supporting visual arts (documentary film and photography), building up professional capacities, engaging civil society, and boosting local art scenes with a small grants’ fund.


Project completed

Regional Rapid Response Teams for a strengthened decentralized Rescue System in Armenia (phase II)

01.03.2015 - 30.11.2016

Since 2013, SDC has been making important contributions to the build-up of decentralized rescue teams in Armenia to be deployed in case of earthquakes and other natural or man-made disasters. Taking into account the country's high risk profile, a further upscale of the existing capacities to the level of "medium rescue" according to the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) is deemed necessary in order to better reach out to trapped victims. The training and equipment of two additional regional teams is a core piece of the intervention


Project completed

First Allocation of SDC Funding to ICRC Operations in 2015

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of predictable and flexible funding to respond to changing needs in humanitarian crises. SDC funding to ICRC operations allows the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to respond proactively and to provide immediate protection and assistance for people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence.


Project completed

First Allocation of SDC Funding to ICRC Operations in 2014 Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014

In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of predictable and flexible funding to respond to changing needs in humanitarian crises. SDC funding to ICRC operations allows the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to respond proactively and to provide immediate protection and assistance for people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence.
 


Project completed

DRR awareness raising and prevention in rural regions

01.11.2013 - 30.04.2015

Armenia‘s capacities on locat level are insufficient for an appropriate disaster management. The vulnerability of the peopte can be substantially reduced when they are weil informed and motivated towards a culture of prevention and resilience, This requires collection, compilation and dissemination of knowiedge on hazards, vulnerabitities and capacities. The project‘s focus is on the elaboration of a consolidated methodology on Community Based Disaster Risk Assessment, capacity building of locat authorities and on the coordination between bocal, regional and national stakeholders for further DRR actions.


Project completed

Project completed

Regional Rapid Response Teams (RRRT) for a strengthened decentralized Rescue System in Armenia (phase I)

31.01.2013 - 31.01.2015

SDC has a long standing collaboration with the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES), which showed notable progress in the sphere of Disaster and Risk Reduction (DRR). Considering the existing capacities on the level of light rescue and the country's risk profile, important needs especially at the regional level still persist. The project's overall goal is to strengthen the decentralized rescue system through improved response capacities of the responsible governmental institutions.


Project completed

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