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RA Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan paid an official visit to Syunik to get acquainted with the process of sustainable pasture management

On June 21, the RA Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan paid an official visit to Syunik to get acquainted with the processes and methods of sustainable pasture management in the region. The visit was organized by the initiative of the Program Coordination Platform for Sustainable Management of RA’s Natural Fodder Areas: Pastures and Grasslands.

The purpose of the Minister’s visit was to get familiar with the tools needed for sustainable pasture management, the frequency of existing pasture management plans’ application in the communities, the infrastructures created within the “Second Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness” (CARMAC 2) project, as well as “Livestock Development in the South of Armenia” and “Livestock Development in Armenia: South-North” projects implemented by the “Strategic Development Agency” NGO.

During the visit, the Minister was introduced to the achievements and opportunities of creating added values for the communities, registered as a result of sustainable pasture management. The Minister also visited Syunik Animal Market located in Khot rural settlement, where he was introduced to the activities implemented, the projects, as well as the upcoming plans.