The Armenian Redwood Project (ARP) and OxYGen Foundation announced about successful completion of the last phase of the emergency housing-assistance program in Armenia for Syrian-Armenian refugees.
The Diaspora intervention via housing assistance project aiming to meet the emergency needs of the persons who were displaced from Syria and found refuge in Armenia was initiated in March 2015 based on the already ongoing rental subsidy scheme operated by UNHCR through its partner, Mission Armenia social NGO.
According to the Ministry of the Diaspora, about 22,000 Syrian refugees have found refuge in Armenia since the start of the war.
At the end of the meeting, the Ministry and the Alliance signed a Memorandum of understanding which is aimed to ensure a collaborative partnership and to promote closer cooperation between the parties, which will contribute to the sustainable development of agriculture and food security in Armenia.
During last year ISO 22000 food safety management system was implemented in the Sevqar fruits and berries processing plant (100% owned by our beneficiary “Darpas” agricultural cooperative). During that time all the staff of the processing plant received different capacity development trainings. The building of the processing plant was renovated in accordance with the food safety requirements, all the required prerequisite programs, procedures and HACCP system were properly implemented.
On April 29 Oxfam Armenian brunch organized a meeting in Tavush marzpetaran which aims to present “Improving Regional Food Security in South Caucasus through National Strategies and Smallholder Production” regional four-year (2013-2017) program in Armenia.
On July 08 OXFAM organized the first Food Security Regional Working Group meeting at Armavir marzpetaran within the framework of “Improving Regional Food Security in South Caucasus through National Strategies and Smallholder Production” regional four-year (2013-2017) program in Armenia.
On July 08 OXFAM organized the first Food Security Regional Working Group meeting at Syunik culture center within the framework of “Improving Regional Food Security in South Caucasus through National Strategies and Smallholder Production” regional four-year (2013-2017) program in Armenia.
April 1, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. Oxfam in Armenia jointly with the Ministry of Agriculture of RA initiated the public discussion on the present process of the development of the Strategy for Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development for 2015-2025 in Armenia on March 30, 2015. The event is conducted within the framework of “Improving Regional Food Security in South Caucasus through National Strategies and Smallholder Production” project funded by EU.
Oxfam in Armenia and One Armenia is nearing the end of a wonderful initiative which we think may interest you. We are working in cooperationhttp://onearmenia.org/ to build four greenhouses in border villages in Tavush, to bring stable income to the women farmers and to contribute towards a sustainable future for the villages, the region and Armenia in general.
The Oxfam in Armenia is supporting Agriculture cooperatives and organising a Healthy Lunch competition for school children
The Oxfam in Armenia invites the press and general public to visit the Oxfam tent in the“Rural life and Traditions 2016 festival” on Saturday, 24thSeptember, in the English Park, Yerevan. Participants will have the chance to meet with new small-farmers cooperatives, established under the financial support of European Union and with the technical assistance of the Oxfam in Armenia.
December 29, 2016, Yerevan – Oxfam in Armenia announced the results of the media competition on Food Security and Nutrition challenges in Armenia. Winners were announced according to the professional jury in three nominations: print, online and audio-video. Tatev Khachatryan from “Hetq.am” got the prize for the best online material, Anna Hovhannisyan from “Aravot” and Sona Adamyan from “Hraparak” newspapers shared the prize for the best print material. The best audio-video material was Alina Nikoghosyan’s reportage for Civilnet.am.
Oxfam Armenia and Agriculture Alliance will be holding “Farmer’s Congress” conference on 28th February 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Yerevan Armenia.
The event aims to shed light to the challenges that farmers of Armenia face today and open up a direct dialogue between farmers and the Government in order to come to effective solutions on a national level. This unique platform gives the farmers across Armenia a voice and is an opportunity for them to be heard by the national policy makers.