The “Living Landscapes for Market Development in Armenia” project was launched on April 15, 2021.
The project is a part of a larger regional program Eco-Corridor Fund for the Caucasus (ECF), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the KfW Development Bank. In Armenia, the project is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and implemented by the WWF Caucasus in Armenia (WWF-Armenia) in partnership with Strategic Development Agency NGO.
The project aims to improve the incomes of farmers and rural businesses in remote areas and livelihoods of the rural population thanks to better economic and more sustainable use and management of local natural resources (development and use of non-wood products, berries, edible plants, and herbs collection, processing, and production, livestock, tourism, etc.). As an effort to link economic growth and the protection of natural resources and biodiversity, it also contributes to design socially sensitive environments and climate-related policies.
The project will be implemented in the Tavush, Lori, Syunik, and Vayots Dzor marzes of Armenia.