Promote the involvement of women in agricultural innovation to ensure sustainable progress in agriculture.
Capacity building of female farmers and agripreneurs:
Drawing from the program-organized needs assessment for new and innovative solutions in agriculture, the Program will develop several training modules to raise productivity and enhance women’s access to agricultural innovations. These modules will be used to train women agripreneurs, female farmers, local government representatives throughout Armenia to better evaluate opportunities for innovation, successfully adopt new farm practices and technologies as well as ensure high quantity and quality yield. In addition, the beneficiaries of the program will be informed about the possible dangers of human traffcking in agriculture.
Organization of “Agrithons” for generating and scaling-up innovative products and services:
Agrithons will help bring together agricultural professionals, women agri-entrepreneurs, developers, engineers and other professionals to discover new solutions and to boost productivity and demand in the agricultural sector. Providing a creative and stimulating atmosphere, this competition/platform will enable women-led teams from different parts of Armenia, as well as teams whose ideas are aimed at empowering women-owned companies, to improve their ideas, products or services under the guidance of experienced mentors and experts. During the final event the most innovative, creative, ecient and sustainable teams will be awarded grants to bring their business ideas to life.
Promotion of student involvement in research and development (R&D)
Promote student involvement in agricultural research and development by providing professional guidance and small research grants to ANAU students. As a result, students will conduct research, participate in international and local conferences, and publish scientific articles
Establishing and functioning of the AgriHUB platform
For the purpose of creation, development and promotion of modern agricultural and agro-technological ideas, production prototypes, as well as products and services. AgriHUB, which will be located in the infrastructure owned by ICARE in Proshyan community, is designed to contribute to the discovery of the innovative potential of students, young professionals and agri-entrepreneurs in Armenia. It will also serve as a learning center and workshop for hands-on training and comprehensive courses for young researchers, agricultural startups and other target groups of Armenia who want to learn and test modern agricultural technologies, as well as create and promote synergistic links between agribusiness, high-tech, tourism and other fields. This platform will also help in promotion of women’s involvement and leadership in agro-technical research, innovation and entrepreneurshi