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The 8th Workshop of the Coordination Platform for Sustainable Management of RA’s Natural Fodder Areas Took Place

On January 20, the 8th Workshop of the Coordination Platform for Sustainable Management of RA’s Natural Fodder Areas was held in online format. Among the workshop participants were representatives of various ministries related to the sector, local and international public organizations, as well as international and scientific institutions.

At the beginning of the event, Ira Panosyan, the Head of the Department for Development of Agricultural Programs, Resource Utilization, Cooperation Development of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia, and Ashot Giloyan, the Head of the Department of Local Self-Government Policy of the Ministry of Territorial Development, greeted the participants and wished fruitful work.

Taking into account the existing difficulties, the speakers welcomed the initiative of organizing the workshop online and highlighted the importance of the Platform’s activities aimed at finalizing a Concept paper for the sustainable management of pastures in Armenia.

During the workshop, the current projects of the platform and the work plan for 2021 with activities related to it were presented. The work on the development of a methodological guide for the description of the “Institutional Framework for Sustainable Pasture Management” and the development of a methodological guide for the “implementation of local government responsibilities in the field of sustainable pasture” was presented.

The Coordination Platform for Sustainable Management of RA’s Natural Fodder Areas is a joint initiative of the Strategic Development Agency (SDA) NGO, Environmental programmes implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)and CARMAC II project implemented by the RA Ministry of Economy with the support of the World Bank.