The first seminar at Akunq Organic Agriculture Training Centre
On 30.09.2016 within the project on Improvement of the Livelihood of Rural Households in Vayots Dzor and Gegharkunik Marzes Through Horticulture Development Shen has organised a special seminar and cross visit of beneficiary farmers from Vardenis and Vayots Dzor regions. First, the seminar on Basics of Organic Agriculture and Postharvest Technologies took place at Akunk Organic Agriculture Training Centre (Kotayk Marz). After the seminar the participants visited the leading sun drying company Zvartnots and Spayka LLC, the largest Armenian fresh fruit and vegetable exporting company. 37 farmers participated at those events. During the seminar the following topics have been presented to the participants:
- Brief presentation of Akunk Organic Agriculture Training Centre and introduction of organic pesticides;
- Postharvest preservation and small-scale cold storages;
- Fruit drying at home;
- Brief presentation of Spayka LLC and cooperation opportunities for smallholder farmers with that company.