The third Workshop on “Program Coordination Platform for Sustainable Management of RA’s Natural Fodder Areas: Pastures and Grasslands” took place at Ani Plaza Hotel, on 26th of October, 2018.
The workshop official opening was followed by the Platform’s new partners’ introduction, who joined the platform “Environmental Law Resource Centre”, “Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development Foundation” (CARD) and UNDP-GEF “Introduction of Sustainable Land and Forest Management in Mountain Landscapes of North-East Armenia” Project.
During the workshop, the ongoing outcomes of the “Sustainable Pasture Management” component of IBiS program were presented and discussed, along with the process of developing the concept for sustainable management of feeding landscapes (pasture and grassland), as well as the issues that hinder the sustainable pasture management. The concept of an online platform, to be created for sharing manuals, guidelines and researches, was brought to public attention.
Representatives of RA Ministries of Agriculture, Territorial Administration and Development, Nature Protection, local, international and scientific institutions participated in the workshop.
“Program Coordination Platform for Sustainable Management of RA’s Natural Fodder Areas: Pastures and Grasslands” is initiated jointly by Strategic Development Agency NGO (SDA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) supported Integrated Biodiversity Management, South Caucasus (IBiS) programme and Agricultural Development Fund (CARMAC ll-project).