COAF implements our rural development program in the regions of Armavir, Aragatsotn and Lori, three of ten provinces (marzes) in the Republic of Armenia. Armavir Marz is divided into three regions: Armavir, Etchmiadzin and Baghramyan.
In the past century, the Baghramyan was under Soviet control and had many artificial villages created to support large scale factories and farms. When the USSR collapsed, these establishments ceased operations virtually overnight, precipitating desolation in the villages and dire circumstances for the villagers.
Currently, the countryside is dotted with abandoned plants and colossal infrastructure; some of these projects were completed but are in a state of disrepair, while others are incomplete and dilapidated.
COAF and you have an incredible opportunity to turn this region around. The Baghramyan region of Armavir is an area of high agricultural potential. Arable land accounts for 10,616 of its total 45,300 hectares. Its geography and climate are most favorable for growing fruit trees and a wide variety of vegetables. Grass also grows well here; hence, the region has potential for animal husbandry.
Since 2004, COAF has completed more than 100 development projects in its cluster of villages. These villages, all about 10-12 km from one another, form a loop around Karakert, where COAF launched its initial efforts.
COAF has also begun work in Hushakert, Baghramyan, Arteni and Yervandashat with smaller projects. Thanks to partners like you who are investing in the future of Armenia’s villages, COAF plans include revitalization of the other needy villages in Baghramyan and around Armenia.
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