Building sustainable livihoods in Tavush marze
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Info about the Building sustainable livihoods in Tavush marze
 Project objectives
The immediate (specific) objective of the project is increased capacity of the rural poor to manage their assets and agricultural resources and secure an increased income for the off-farm income generating.
The main targets set out in Armenia's interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper are achieved by joining efforts of all relevant state and non-state actors.
 Project implementers
Project Leader: Dr. Curt Von Boguslawski European Union / European Commission World Vision Germany, Project started January 2005 and ended January 2008 World Vision International Armenia Branch
Address: #1, Romanos Meliqyan Str., Yerevan, RA Tel: (374 1) 74 91 48, 749147, 74 91 19, 74 91 18 Fax: (374 1) 73 91 46
 Venue(s) of project implementation and project area
- All the 62 communities of the Tavush Marz, Armenia
Project beneficiaries* or criteria and principles of their selection (solicited beneficiaries may also be mentioned, who will acquire improved life conditions and standards as a result of activities preformed by the immediate project beneficiary)
- Rural extreme poor, both women and men, in border communities, mountainous communities, and small remote villages not covered by other programs, especially refugees / internally displaced people, landless people.
Project duration and/or project start or completion
- The project implementation duration is 3 years. Project’s starting date is January 1st 2005 and the end is December 31st, 2007.
Description and terms of project activities (in stages, if they may be distinguished) and volume of funds required
 During the project implementation 3 years:
- Assess the capacity building needs of farmer associations and develop training curriculum - 9,015.41 USD
- Provide training on leadership, planning and monitoring of institutional development for farmer associations - 60,395.40 USD
- Conduct market research on actual and potential marketable agricultural products - 5,737.08 USD
- Provide training of trainers in divers agricultural practices - 72,298.86 USD
- Set up demonstration plots (seed banks, nurseries, fruit tree orchards, greenhouses, forage legumes) for diversified agriculture - 300,493.94 USD
- Train farmers and key stakeholders in participatory land use planning of micro-catchments - 17,074.63 USD
- Establish demonstration plots in selected micro-catchments (landslide-prone areas, multi-purpose trees, fast-growing plantation etc) - 78,055.44 USD
- Carry out market analysis, identifying potential innovative off-farm income-generating activities - 5,737.08 USD
- Develop capacity building program with local training institutions - 7,024.99 USD
- Provide vocational and business training to members of agricultural households - 220,584.68 USD
- Up-date a database to promote business links through local business centers - 8,781.24 USD
- Provide technical support and start-up material for developing off-farm income generating activities - 73,977.05 USD
- Support credit-worthy initiatives in developing business plans and accessing credits - 7,073.77 USD
- Identify leaders and form community action groups - 28,099.96 USD
- Train community action groups in development strategies and activities - 14,830.54 USD
- Support community-driven micro-projects 163,916.44 USD
- Develop with the community maintenance plans for micro-projects - 23,123.93 USD
Brief description and volume of goods to be purchased, services and activities and anticipated cost (if the above mentioned components are available, then the contracting parties and the mediating juridical and natural persons, as well as those connected with the import of humanitarian lading must be indicated)*
- Agriculture materials for the demonstration plots, for land-use planning in micro-catchments, irrigation material, agricultural inputs (seed material, construction material, spare-parts, pipes, pumps, machinery, maps, GPS, measurement tools, training materials, etc.)
- Start-up material for community-based activities such as handicraft, business development and small enterprises (tools, spare-parts, construction material, manuals, training materials, etc.)
- The project budget is 2,672,955.86 USD.
- 876,716.87 USD covered by the EU Commission, 293,238.96 USD – by World Vision Germany and the GIK with the amount of $1,500,000.00 is provided by the World Vision Canada, World Vision Australia and World Vision USA
- Expenses not designed for the consumption of immediate beneficiaries (organizational expenses), expense coverage procedures, expense shares according to project stages, if the latter may be distinguished
- Administration costs - 76,735.43 USD which is 2,87% of the project total amount
Cooperation with state authorities, bodies of local governance and with other organizations (if cooperation is envisaged), the content and terms of cooperation
- Within the project implementation it is intended to collaborate with the state governmental authorities such as RA Ministry of Agriculture, RA Ministry of Health, RA Ministry of Industry and Trade Development, RA Ministry of Environment, as well with Tavush marz state and local governing bodies, particularly with the Tavush Marzpetaran, Ijevan, Noyemberyan, Berd and Dilijan Municipalities, as well with the community level local governing bodies, with the Humanitarian Projects Coordination Commission within RA Government as well as.
- Description of monitoring procedures over the project efficiency (if project monitoring is envisaged)
- Annual monitoring evaluation to be carried out by external consultant, and monthly reporting to World Vision Germany and the Yerevan National Office.
Midterm review and final project evaluation carries out by external monitoring and evaluation group.
From BSLT final report[[category:Armenia