Development Principles

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Martuni Project

The Cattle Breeding Project in 3 Villages of Martuni Region in Nagorno-Karabagh Republic project is implemented in Martuni region of Nagorno-Karabagh Republic. Martuni region of newly independent Nagorno-Karabagh Republic is selected for this project on the basis of its economic condition and being close to the border with Azerbaijan. The project aims at improving the socio-economic conditions of 45 socially vulnerable families in 3 villages of Martuni region/ NKR- Murishen, Avdur, Hatsi. The project consisted of two components: a/Animal husbandry and b/ Breed improvement (AI). 

Within animal husbandry component 45 families from 3 villages of Martuni region -NKR (15 families from each village) received gravid heifers (one per family) to establish and run their own small scale farms.  

Armenia-Georgia Cross-border Cooperation Project

The Armenia–Georgia Cross-border Cooperation project helps resource poor families in three Armenian villages (Sevkar, Berqaber, Kirants) and two Georgian villages (Tsiteli Sopeli and Orjonikidze) establish their own family farms by providing a heifer to 12  families in each village (60 families total).  In addition to the gift of a heifer, the project provides participants with the necessary theoretical and practical trainings on advanced farm and animal management, as well as technical assistance (vet medicine), to establish and run their own small scale farms. After a three year period, the original recipient families pass on the gift of 60 heifers of good quality, as well as received knowledge, to another 60 families in the same villages. With the financial assistance of Heifer International, adults of different ages and genders are able to run their own agribusiness farms, and participate in agricultural trainings and community meetings, thereby increasing food production, improving nutrition and ensuring food diversity. In FY 2008, two regional meetings were organized in Georgia and Armenia for all active project participants, in which participants shared their experiences in agriculture, exchanged best practices, learnt  about new advanced farming practices, as well as practiced tolerance in a multiethnic environment. 

Armavir_Project

The Armavir Regional Integrated Rural Development project is designed to improve the socio-economic conditions of 85 socially vulnerable families in a cluster of five Armenian villages, namely Dalarik, Hushakert, Lernagog, Karakert, and Miasnikian, Argina. All communities are located in Armavir marz. Animal husbandry developmentdairy production, and rural youth development are the project’s primary goals. The project provided 17 original families in each of five villages with gravid heifers (one per family) to establish and run small scale farms. Additionally, the farmers received theoretical and practical trainings on advanced farm and animal management, as well as technical assistance (vet medicine), which enables families to increase food production, improve their nutrition and ensure food diversity. After a three-year period, the original recipient families pass on the gift of 85 gravid heifers of good quality to another 85 families in the same or other villages.

Martakert Project

The Cattle Breeding Project in 4 Villages of Martakert Region in Nagorno – Karabagh Republic project was implemented in Martakert region of Nagorno-Karabagh Republic. Martakert region of newly independent Nagorno-Karabagh Republic was selected for this pilot project on the basis of its economic condition and being close to the border with Azerbaijan. In the villages of Tchankatagh, Mokhratagh, Talish, Vardadzor total of  58 resource poor families received gravid heifer to build their own household economies and overcome the socio-economic hardships after devastating military conflict with Azerbaijan. The families received also training in cattle breeding and farm management. Another 58 families joined the project by receiving gravid heifers as pass-ons from their community members. Thus, total of 116 families eventually benefited from project inputs and provided resources. The project was funded by Heifer International and Armenia Fund USA.

Peace Project

The goal of Peace Project was to support local peacemaking initiatives in the region of the South Caucasus through community development, regional networking and capacity building activities. The components of the project were placement of animals, establishment of rural youth clubs, and trainings. As of May, 2010 overall of 995 original and pass-on families (the project implemented three POGs) of which 474 original and 521 POG families) in 16 communities of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan were involved in the project. More than 1300 children benefitted from being engaged in the vocational projects on the basis of rural youth clubs. The project was funded by Heifer International and Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst e.V. (EED), the Church Development Service NGO from Germany, out of grants of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. The project was implemented by a consortium of Armenian, Georgian and Azeri NGOs. Joint management and overseeing of the project was done by Heifer Armenia.