Field day on collection of wild Sea buckthorn, pear and apple

On September 18 and 19 within "Integrated Support for Sustainable Economic Development in Rural Mountainous Areas of Armenia" project, a field day was organised for the local cooperatives from Shaghat, Angeghakot and Shaki's beneficiary communities in Syunik marz on collection techniques and peculiarities of wild Sea buckthorn, pear and apple. The seminar was attended by 70 people, members of cooperatives and potential employees.

The cooperative members and potential employees were provided with bags and brochures. The trainer provided practical advice on correct collection. The consultation was aimed at two objectives: the wild-collected plants should have a product appearance and the collection should not damage the plant populations from the ecological point of view.