Anna Davtyan is a 40-year-old farmer who lives in Ishkhanasar village in the southern part of Armenia. She moved to Syunik region after having lived in Nagorno Karabakh for about 30 years. She used to have a big farm there. After leaving all that behind Anna had to start all over again.
Today, Anna has already built the house of her dreams, constructed barns for her new animals, and started her very own business. Already starting from 2009, Anna had participated in the trainings of the Livestock Development Project implemented by the Strategic Development Agency and funded by Switzerland.
“As I moved to Syunik, I started cattle breeding, while having only a couple of cows. Building a farm from scratch was hard. Thanks to the trainings I gained knowledge not only in the sphere of cattle breeding, but also in veterinary. In addition, I also started poultry. After attending the trainings I had a clear vision on how I was going to construct the barns for my cows, sheep and pigs. Animals need to be kept in good conditions in order to be healthy. I know how to take good care of them. Last year I was honored to receive the regional “Female Hero” award, on which an article was printed in the local newspaper. After all, my only dream is to further work on myself and improve my farming. I would love to visit a country with developed agriculture and gain knowledge on modern techniques.”