The policy, legal and institutional environment will be conducive to green, inclusive and rights-based agriculture development.
Selected agribusinesses will have better access to infrastructure, green technologies, good agricultural practices and markets creating also better employment conditions.
Selected agribusinesses will be more competitive through access to inputs, equipment, infrastructures and services (to be partially implemented by UNDP).
Selected organic agribusinesses will be more competitive through access to inputs, equipment, infrastructures and services.
About the EU-GAIA project
The EU Green Agriculture Initiative (EU-GAIA) is currently the largest agricultural project in Armenia, funded by the European Union (EU) and co-financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) ). The project is implemented by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The project government counterpart is the RA Ministry of Economy.
EU-GAIA overall objective
Contribute to the overall, balanced, inclusive development of the northern regions of Armenia by promoting green agriculture and increasing the added value of local products.
The project duration is 42 months, from October 2019 to March 2023
Shirak, Lori and Tavush
all over Armenia
The project will promote the development of sustainable, innovative market-based agribusiness:
EU-GAIA EXPECTED RESULTS
Component 1. POLICY FRAMEWORK AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT OF STAKEHOLDERS (EDUCATION, RESEARCH)
5 policy documents and regulatory instruments developed/ enhanced
300 women and men trained/educated in public and private sector, non-state actors for increased capacities to implement and monitor green agri-interventions
Component 2. GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AND DEMONSTRATION SITES
120 agribusinesses having access to/ applying green technologies and practices (30% owned/managed by women)
Income of supported agribusinesses raised with 15% by project end
Component 3. SUPPORT OF GREEN AGRICULTURE PRODUCERS
120 agribusinesses efficiently utilizing the inputs, equipment, infrastructures and ser-vices (30% women)
15% increased production by agribusinesses
15% increased productivity of selected agribusinesses
200 ha land under sustainable use
Component 4. SUPPORT OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE PRODUCERS
80 organic/in transition agribusinesses supported 15% increased sales volume of organic agribusinesses
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